It’s not Halloween without Boo at the Zoo! Join Philadelphia Zoo (3400 W. Girard Avenue) for three spooky weekends for this annual fall extravaganza! Guests are encouraged to come in costume, explore the Zoo during the beautiful autumn season and enjoy festive fall offerings for purchase. Get ready for some tricks, more treats and lots of excitement at this yearly Halloween celebration, including candy around the Zoo. Come dressed in your favorite costume, enjoy seasonal décor, photo opportunities, festive fall offerings and have a spooktacular time! As a special treat to pair with Boo at the Zoo, and by popular demand, BIG TIME has been extended to October 31st. Guests can celebrate Halloween and visit dinosaurs all in one day. There’s no tricks, just treats at Philadelphia Zoo! Boo at the Zoo is free to members with advance online reservation. Admission for Boo at the Zoo is free with the regular price of admission. Big Time entrance is $6 (adults and children ages 2+). Reservations are now available for this year’s Halloween spectacular beginning Saturday and Sunday, October 16-17, 23-24 and 29-31, 2021, from 10:00am to 4:00pm.
“Boo at the Zoo is a wonderful event for the entire family,” says Philadelphia Zoo’s Chief Marketing and Experience Officer Amy Shearer. “Fall is an exciting time to visit the Zoo — the animals are active, the temperatures are beautiful—add in three outstanding weekends of Halloween celebrations – and it’s the perfect time to visit. We are thrilled to share an extra treat this year. BIG TIME has been so well-received, from kids and parents alike, so we have extended the exhibit through October 31st. If you haven’t checked BIG TIME out yet, now you can, before they go extinct again.”
For BIG TIME, guests can reserve tickets now to walk among 24 life-size, animatronic dinosaurs and other amazing beasts through the Age of Dinosaurs to today. Set in a variety of evocative landscapes, the BIG TIME journey begins 250 million years ago, when erupting volcanoes wiped out most living things, enabling dinosaurs like the 98-foot-long, 6,000lb., Alamosaurus, the largest dinosaur known in North America, to evolve and take over the planet; to 66 million years ago, when a huge asteroid slammed into the Earth, ending the reign of giants like the three-horned Triceratops; to 70,000 years ago, when migrating humans caused devastating effects on wildlife like the infamous saber-toothed tiger, and the humongous 15-foot-tall woolly mammoth; to present day where a life-size rhino, asks for protected habitats, a massive polar bear reminds us of effects of climate change, a colossal African elephant advocates to end animal trade.
With so much happening at the Zoo, becoming a member seems the logical decision. Zoo members receive complimentary admission & parking; 10% off of Zoo shops & dining; access to pre-sale reservations, exclusive events, insider information, special hours, dedicated newsletters and discounted admission to more than 100 zoos and aquariums across the country. To become a member, or to make a reservation visit www.PhiladelphiaZoo.org. Just a reminder all guests must wear masks inside of buildings, regardless of vaccination status.
Timed reservations are on sale NOW for Boo at the Zoo, which is included with the price of admission. Zoo admission is $24.00 for adults (ages 12 and up), $19.00 for children (2 to 11), and free for children under two.