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San Diego, California - The San Diego Zoo will light up with special activities and seasonal fun for the whole family during HalGLOWeen, the Zoo’s annual Halloween celebration. This colorful, glowing extravaganza takes place Oct. 26 through 28, providing guests with a multitude of activities and entertainment, including “Boolahoops,” acrobats, and the DJ Bubble Dance Party—a rousing bash where guests are invited to dance to spooktacular Halloween and Pop tunes among bursts of bubbles and black light.

Think spiders and snakes are creepy? You just might change your mind after seeing what the amusing and amazing Dr. Zoolittle has up his sleeve. Don’t forget to say hi to our Zoo character Boo Crew as they get into the spirit by donning their own unique Halloween costumes. Guests can also stop by one of our participating restaurants and shops to pick up HalGLOWeen supplies and treats.

Kids 11 and younger get free admission until the end of October during Kids Free presented by Mission Fed, and they may wear costumes during this limited weekend event. Additional special activities are scheduled every weekend during Kids Free. All children younger than 15 must be accompanied by a paid adult during their visits to the Zoo or the Safari Park.

The San Diego Zoo, located just north of downtown San Diego in Balboa Park.

HalGLOWeen runs for one weekend only—Oct. 26, 27 and 28. Zoo hours are 9 a.m. to 8 p.m. for HalGLOWeen weekend only; hours are 9 a.m. to 6 p.m. on all other days in October.

HalGLOWeen activities and attractions are free with Zoo admission or membership. Parking is free.

Bringing species back from the brink of extinction is the goal of San Diego Zoo Global. As a leader in conservation, the work of San Diego Zoo Global includes on-site wildlife conservation efforts (representing both plants and animals) at the San Diego Zoo, San Diego Zoo Safari Park, and San Diego Zoo Institute for Conservation Research, as well as international field programs on six continents. The work of these entities is inspiring children through the San Diego Zoo Kids network, reaching out through the internet and in children’s hospitals nationwide. The work of San Diego Zoo Global is made possible by the San Diego Zoo Global Wildlife Conservancy and is supported in part by the Foundation of San Diego Zoo Global.