It’s October in Queens and you know what that means: falling leaves, pumpkins at the markets and of course, Boo at the Zoo! This year the festivities are taking place Saturday, October 26, Sunday October 27 and Thursday, October 31(with limited activities). The line-up is sure to wow the whole family!
Boo at the Zoo activities at the Queens Zoo include:
Haunted Habitat – Visitors can head over to the Haunted Habitat located in the zoo’s Wild Room, which will be decorated for Halloween (11 a.m. to 4 p.m. on 10/26 and 10/27 only).
Spooky Animal Presentations – The zoo’s farm is the place to check out presentations featuring snakes and other animals (1:30 p.m. and 3 p.m.).
Pick a Perfect Pumpkin – The early bird gets the pumpkin. The first 200 zoo-goers on Saturday and Sunday will pick and decorate their own pumpkin on the Zoo’s own farm (10/26 and 10/27 only).
Face Painting – Be a lion, puma, or bear for Halloween this year. Zoo-goers can get in the spirit of the holiday with colorful face painting (Noon to 3 p.m. on 10/26 and 10/27 only).
Pumpkin Enrichment – Pumas and bears will tear into treat-filled pumpkins (Pumas at 1 p.m. and Andean bears at 2:30 p.m.).
Trick or Treating – Treat stations, stocked with all kinds of goodies, will be located around the zoo.
Crafts for Kids – Kids can make and take home a festive Halloween craft (11 a.m. to 4 p.m.).
Dress to Impress – Children 12 and under in costume accompanied by an adult will receive free admission.
The Wildlife Conservation Society’s Queens Zoo – Open every day of the year. Admission is $8 for adults, $6 for seniors 65 and older, $5 for kids 3-12, free for children under 3. Zoo hours are 10 am to 5 pm weekdays, and 10 am – 5:30 pm weekends, April through October, and 10am – 4:30pm daily, November through April. The Queens Zoo is located at 53-51 111th Street in Flushing Meadow’s Corona Park in Queens. For further information, call 718-271-1500 or visit www.queenszoo.com.