We like the zoo because as a kid my mom always made it a point to take us to the zoo. We would always opt in for the membership since we were 5 kids all together. I remember the first Boos at the Zoo where everything was so spooky and cool. My favorite memory is walking through the Extinct Species Graveyard. We would see how many animals are actually extinct and can not be at the zoo anymore. It was a fun learning experience.
The Halloween activities have definitely improved over the years. They have penalty of scene set up for all those photo opt we all need. Also have a corn maze, hay ride and lot of fun arts and crafts included in the ticket price. We did not get to see it all but here is the full list:
My critters always love the food at the zoo so we bring drinks (our refillable souvenir cup) and some snacks but we always buy some food especially dessert from the Dancing Crane Café. They have renamed the food Ghostly Goodies.
Funnel Cake, Funnel Cake Sundae and the Critters with their Ghostly Goodies
Overall, it should definitely be added to your Halloween to do list. Next Weekend (October 28th) will be the last weekend to go so bundle up, throw on the costumes and head to the zoo.
Tips to know before you go: Since the weather is a bit colder now in October some of the animals have been moved to their winter holding homes. You are still able to see all of the indoor exhibits those don't really change. Go early to beat the crowds but sometimes even if you see a crowd they can all move to a different part of the zoo and you can go back to that exhibit. Dress warm because most of the fun parts are outside, like the Costume Parade. Keep your camera handy as many times as we been to the zoo this past summer, I still was still new animals we did not see on past trips.
Best news we heard a rumor that the Bronx Zoo will be bringing the Dinosaurs. We can not wait. Of course we have to wait until the Spring but it will be another Spring thing to look forward to.
By your tickets or membership in advance at Bronx Zoo.