Celebrate Halloween on the Wild Side: Boo at the Los Angeles Zoo!

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My daughter loves the zoo. I’ve been taking her to the Los Angeles Zoo at least once a year since she was 1 years old. Her favorite exhibits are the toucans and gorillas. So she was super excited when I told her that we were going trick-or-treating at the zoo, especially since Halloween is her favorite holiday (well, after Christmas).

This past Saturday, we headed out to the Los Angeles Zoo for a fun day of Halloween activities. First we stopped off at the Creepy Creatures exhibit where kids got to touch snakes, pet turtles and get up close to a cockroach!


Then we made our way over to the Adventure Theater to watch Campfire Cathy. This is an interactive show where Campfire Cathy calls on children in the audience to participate. They sing songs, dress up like zoo animals and like Katy Perry, they get to “ROAR!”

Campfire Cathy

Our next stop was the pumpkin patch to watch a carving demonstration. Along the way we stopped by several trick-or-treat stations.

pumpkins and candy

The highlight of the day was watching the animals stomp and chomp on pumpkin treats. You’ll want to check the zoo program for times so that you don’t miss your favorite animal doing the stomp-n-chomp!


All in all, it was a great day at the zoo. The best part for me is that my daughter was so tired from all of the walking that she fell asleep instantly later that night. A win-win for everyone!

This weekend coming weekend (October 26th and 27th) is your last chance to check out Boo at the Los Angeles Zoo for this year. For more information, visit the Los Angeles Zoo website.

boo at the zoo los angeles

If you’re a GLAZA member at the Family Deluxe level of membership and above, you have the opportunity to experience Boo at the L.A. Zoo fun festivities before the Zoo opens to the public on October 27 from 8:30-10:00am. To RSVP for this exclusive morning event, please phone (323) 644-4770. Or, to upgrade your support in order to attend, please phone (323) 644-4244.

Thank you to the Los Angeles Zoo for providing complimentary tickets. All opinions are my own.

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