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Boo at The Zoo

Boo at The Zoo

  • 9777 Golf Links Rd., Oakland, CA 94605
  • Neighborhood: Montclair Village/Oakland Hills
  • Visit Website


Join Us for Eight Days of Boo at the Zoo - A Pink Flamingo Scavenger Hunt!

Adapted this year for social distancing, we are extending Boo at the Zoo from a single weekend to an eight day event; to eliminate crowding and provide all our Halloween guests a safe, family-friendly ‘pink flamingo scavenger hunt'.

Grab a program as you enter the Zoo and follow the clues on our self-guided scavenger hunt to find all the costumed pink flamingos hidden throughout the Zoo.

Instead of trick or treating in the Zoo this year, we are safely handing out pre-stuffed goodie bags to all children.

Remember to dress in costume when you visit and tag Oakland Zoo on social media to enter our Halloween costume contest. Winners will receive 4 tickets to our brand-new holiday nighttime lantern festival this year, GLOWFARI, from November 2020 - January 2021!

Come and safely celebrate Halloween at Oakland Zoo this year!

Costume Contest Themed Days

10/24/2020: Twinning - Parents suit up! It's time to twin with your mini in your favorite Halloween costumes.

10/25/2020: Monster Squad - Ghouls & monsters of the night, it's your time to shine for a Halloween fright. Dress up in your classic monster squad members.

10/26/2020: Movies & TV- It's your time to strut down that red carpet dressed as your favorite movie or tv character.

10/27/2020: Crazy Hair - 
Work that updo! Show us how creative you can be with your wackiest hairstyle.

10/28/2020 Fantasy Land - From dragons to princesses, fairies to knights. The possibilities are endless when you join us on our fantasy-themed day.

10/29/2020: When I Grow Up - What do you want to be when you grow up? This day is perfect for you to live out your career dreams!

10/30/2020: Favorite Animal Friends - Furry or scaley, feathers or slimy, it's up to you! Pick your favorite animal to sport around the Zoo.

10/31/2020: Time Travel - Go back in time for a wild ride, as you come to the Zoo dressed up in your favorite moment in history.


Zoo-wide event—look for tables/booths spread out along the Zoo's pathways. Registration is not required.


Please park in either the Upper Parking Lot or the Lower Parking Lot and proceed to the nearest entrance.

Event Info

  • Presented By: Visit Website
  • Dates: October 24, 2020 - October 31, 2020
  • Recurrence: Recurring daily
  • Location: Visit Website
  • Address: 9777 Golf Links Rd., Oakland, CA 94605
  • Time: 10:00 AM to 4:00 PM
  • Price: Event included with regular Zoo admission.
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