Boo at the Zoo at Santa Ana Zoo is celebrating 26 BOOrific years, This annual event, sponsored by the Friends of Santa Ana Zoo and B.P.O. Elks Santa Ana Lodge #794 is one of Orange County’s longest-running Halloween events. Rain or shine, the event will go on… Saturday, October 22 and Sunday, October 23; Friday, October 28; Saturday, October 29; and Sunday, October 30 from 5:30pm-8pm.
My family and I were invited for opening night of Boo at the Zoo. It was our first time attending this event and I can’t believe we waited this long! If you’re looking for a fun, safe and family-friendly event for trick-or-treaters and children of all ages this is definitely the place to be!
Parents, don’t forget your cameras!! Boo at the Zoo provides great photo opportunities. Festively decorated for the hallow-event there were so many creative costumes to see and many activities you’ll want to capture every moment.
We had the opportunity to explore the Trick-or-Treat trails throughout the Zoo. They offered many treats that my little Spidey enjoyed. Of course, my son was drawn to the candy, but I was happy to see all the healthy alternatives that were offered by the generous station sponsors. One of our favorite stations, was the yummy yogurt provided by Noosa Yoghurt. They gave us 3 different flavors to try (blackberry serrano, Bhakti chai and of course, Pumpkin!) So delicious! To quench our thirst, Hubert’s Lemonade provided bottled lemonades for us as we continued on the trails.
We enjoyed a variety of Halloween-themed games and activities, storytelling, sing-alongs and visit with their nocturnal animals. Visitors can also show off their costumes by participating in their nightly costume parade too!
The “Boofari” Express Train and Conservation Carrousel rides are available for an extra charge and will entertain little goblins all night long. For the hungry little monsters, hot dogs, chips, sodas, and homemade goodies are available for purchase as well.
For those who are a little older, enter at your own risk… Boo at the Zoo has a separate area for the “Teen Scream” haunted house which is included in the regular price of admission. However, it is not recommended for children under 13.
General Admission is $19.95 per non-member ages 2 and up, and only $9.95 per Zoo Member ages 2 and up. Bonus: children under the age of 2 are free! Join as a Member to receive your half price tickets!
To avoid the lines, admissions are now available for purchase online at http://www.santaanazoo.org (valid any night of the event, nonrefundable – bring your receipt to Will Call on the night of the event). You may also purchase admissions at the main gate on the night of the event. For more information, please call (714) 953-8555.
Don’t wait! Grab your costume and embrace the Halloween spirit at Boo at the Zoo!