Boo at the Zoo at the Bronx Zoo

Boo at the Zoo is back, and just in time to put the chill into the thrill of visiting the Bronx Zoo! This wickedly fun event occurs every weekend, Oct. 8 through 28.

Children ages 1 and up enjoy a haunted hayride past the birds of prey and through the animated town of Creepy Hollows. They also partake in a spook-erific walk through the Haunted Habitat Mansion to visit with the ghost of Dr. Broome, get to march along with puppets, play with props built by master costumers, dance to the music of Gigi and Lend Me a Hand Band, hear weird and scary stories, and watch deliciously “gourd-geous” pumpkin-carving demonstrations.

All the old favorites are back, too — the hay maze through the extinction graveyard, craft workshops, magic shows, and a performance of “Who Put the Trick in Trick-or-Treat?”

There’s so much to do that you’ll have to visit each weekend just to get it all in!

The festivities begin during a special opening on Oct. 8 for Columbus Day, and continue every weekend through Oct. 28. All events are included with the purchase of a Total Experience Ticket — $29.95 for adults, $19.50 for children 3 to 12 years old, and $24.95 for seniors 65 and older.

Boo at the Zoo at the Bronx Zoo [2300 Southern Blvd. at Boston Road in Belmont, (718) 220–5103,]. Weekends from Oct. 8 through 28, 10 am to 5 pm.