The LA Zoo is one of our favorite places to visit in our city. I love that all year long they have fun events for the whole family. From Snow days, to Summer days, and Hispanic Heritage month and Chinese New Year, there is always something going on at the LA Zoo. October is one of the best months to visit because all week long you can celebrate Halloween and if the kids are in school, the weekends have even more fun and surprises in store for them.
The LA Zoo has daily adventures available during the month in October. You can check out this Freaky Framed Photo Op (above) as well as other photo opportunities set up throughout the zoo. I have to admit, the Super Natural Caves were pretty creepy and really cool. Be prepared to see a giant spider and bats flying overhead while you explore the caves.
The Graveyard Safari is also available daily and is always fun for the kids, they love hay mazes.
You can find the incredibly impressive pumpkin carving demonstrations here on the weekends. I guess I need to step up my pumpkin carving game.
Also available on the weekends is the Arts and Crafts stations where the kiddos can make bats and spider webs to take home. I love when there are stations like this, the kids have fun, and it gives me a chance to sit and relax and enjoy the sounds of the zoo. You can also find Dress Up with Campfire Cat, a storytelling and face painting mash up at the Adventure Theater in the Winnick Family Children's Zoo.
During the weekends you can also find some of the Strolling Characters to meet and take pictures with. As we were there and exiting the caves, we ran into Captain Jack Sparrow and chatted with him for a while before running into a Dracula and some very friendly Witches.
Also, if you get the chance, I recommend the Fearsome Feedings & Creature Treats it was pretty cool to watch the Komodo dragon enter his habitat and find the beef carcass. You can check your map for feeding times or the LAZoo website. You can't forget the animals, they are definitely in the Halloween spirit too. I think the animals like when they get to find pumpkins in their habitat, whether they play with it or eat it, it's fun to watch and admire.
Oh and don't forget to come in costume on October 24, 25, and 31st.
Your kids will be able to do some trick or treating while you stroll through the zoo. Fun times are here! Get out and make those family memories.