Boo at the Zoo

26-Oct-2019

   

Dress up in costume for one of San Francisco Zoo & Garden’s most popular family Halloween events, “Boo at the Zoo,” on Saturday and Sunday, October 26 & 27!  Trick-or-treat at multiple stations throughout the Zoo and watch animals gobble up gourds and enjoy Halloween-themed enrichment treats during the Pumpkin Stomp & Chomp. Dress up in costume and participate and watch the Costume Parade and Contest with judges choosing winners in several different categories.  Have a creepy, crawly critter adventure at the Insect Zoo, teaming with more than a thousand multi-legged bugs. 

Costume Parade and Contest
Dress up in costume and meet near the otter exhibit at 11 a.m. Guests will head past Penguin Island and around the Lion Fountain where the judges will be, so make sure to strike a pose!  We will announce the 1st, 2nd and 3rd place winners for Best Family, Best Animal and Judges Choice at 12 p.m. at the Zoo Brew Haus before the ZOOtoberfest music begins.

Pumpkin Stomp and Chomp Schedule
Saturday Oct 26th
  • 10:15 a.m. – Black rhino
  • 10:30 a.m. – Grizzly Bears
  • 10:45 a.m. – Chimps
  • 11:00 a.m. – Wolverine
  • 11:30 a.m.  – Meerkats
  • 12:00 p.m. – Prairie Dog
  • 1:00 p.m. – Great Hornbill
  • 2:00 p.m. – Mandrills 
  • 2:20 p.m. – Lemurs
  • 2:30 p.m. – Sumatran Tigers – Grotto
Sunday Oct 27th
  • 10:30 a.m. – Gorillas
  • 11:30 a.m. – Black Bears
  • 12:00 p.m. – Snow Leopards
  • 12:30 p.m. – Meerkats
  • 2:00 p.m. – Mandrill
  • 2:30 p.m. – Sumatran Tigers – Grotto
  • 3:30 p.m. – Otters
 Haunted Nature Trail
Open 11 a.m. - 3 p.m. 

Support the Zoo’s efforts to reduce waste by bringing your own trick-or-treat bag from home! (photos: Marianne Hale)