Go Batty at Prospect Park Zoo’s Boo at the Zoo

WCS Halloween catDisclosure: This post was sponsored by the Wildlife Conservation Society.

Prospect Park Zoo’s Boo at the Zoo will be lots of frightening fun! This year will be bigger than ever before, so bring the whole family for a festive day at the Zoo. The event takes place October 26 and 27 from 11 am-4 pm.

Along with the Wildlife Witch show, you will be able to create a creepy craft, visit the mad scientist’s lab, or boogie to some Halloween tunes with the Sea Lions. Join in the spectacular Halloween parade at the end of each day, and make sure to take a photo with our costumed creatures along the way. Their pirate scavenger hunt might even lead you to a tasty treasure, but try not to walk the plank!

WCS Meerkats with Pumpkin

Boo at the Zoo Activities at the Prospect Park Zoo Include:

Discovery Center – The zoo’s interactive play center will be open both days with games and crafts, all decorated for Halloween (11 a.m. to 4 p.m.).

Bat Chats – Visitors can learn all about Rodriguez fruit bats in the nocturnal area (11 a.m. and 3:30 p.m.).

Pumpkins for Baboons – The zoo’s baboon troupe will get tasty treat-filled pumpkins (2:30 p.m.).

Face Painting – Zoo-goers will get in the spirit of the holiday with colorful face painting (Noon to 3 p.m.).

Costume Parade and Dance Party – Children will participate in a fun costume parade and party in the Sea Lion Court (Parade Time: 3:45 meet at barn; Dance Party: following the zoo’s 4 p.m. sea lion feed).

Costumed Character Scavenger Hunt – Visitors will have the opportunity to take photos with the zoo’s costumed characters. Those who meet all of them will complete a scavenger hunt and collect a prize (11 a.m to 4 p.m.).

Spooky Barn – The barn area will be transformed into a haunted habitat, decorated festively for Halloween (this activity is for older children – noon to 3:30 p.m.).

Wildlife Witch Shows – Visitors will enjoy an educational play about creepy creatures and a witch’s potion. Live animal encounters are part of the fun (show times are 12:30, 1:30, 2, 3:15, 3:45 and 4 p.m. in the Zoo Theater).

WCS Baboon pumpkin

The Wildlife Conservation Society’s Prospect Park Zoo – $8 for adults, $6 for seniors 65 and older, $5 for kids 3-12, free for children under 3. Zoo hours are 10 A.M. to 5 P.M. weekdays, and to 5:30 P.M. on weekends and holidays, April through October. 10 a.m. to 4:30 p.m. November through March. The Prospect Park Zoo is located at 450 Flatbush Avenue in Prospect Park, Brooklyn. For further information, call 718-399-7339 or visit www.prospectparkzoo.com.

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