October 27, 28, and 29
6 to 8 p.m.

As the sun sets, the Zoo will be all aglow under black light with fun for all ages. Kids—in costume* or not—are free for this event. Join us from 6 to 8 p.m.—don’t get left in the dark!


At the Glow Zone

DJ Dance Party

Get up and glow with the beat as our DJ spins fun Halloween tunes. Bursts of bubbles dance around you with a fun finale featuring black-light bubbles!

Funky Monkeys

These agile and exuberant dancers will be in The Glow Zone adding to the fun and teaching kids and adults some jazzy new steps.


On the Creepy-Crawly Stage

Itsy-twisty Spiders

Location: Skyfari East Stage

Talented “shape artists” will amaze you as they change from human form to giant, living spiders. They’ll also be available for pictures!

Dr. Zoolittle’s Creepy Crawly Show

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!


Amazing hand-to-hand acrobats are sure to fascinate young and old alike.


Grab a hula-hoop and glow in the fun and games! Our emcees will help you get in the swing of things.


At Crafty Corner

Let your creativity glow by decorating a pumpkin and/or a cookie (purchase required).


Cupcake Walk

Have some fun with a new spin on this beloved, traditional game. You might win a tasty treat!


Roaming Entertainment

Magician Glowinda the Great and jugglers Humerus and Femur will mingle among you, as will our Zoo Characters (wearing their own Halloween costumes, of course!)


Rio 4-D Theater

Happy Family 4-D

Experience the fast-paced, magical mayhem of the Wishbone family’s adventure. After venturing to a local theme park, things go terribly wrong when the evil witch Babayaga turns the family into ludicrously spooky monsters. Come along as the family tries to reverse the spell and find their happy ending.

Times: Continuous showing

*San Diego Zoo Costume Policy (PDF)

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