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Fridays, Saturdays, and Sundays in October*
Activities start at 5 p.m. 


HalGLOWeen—the world-famous San Diego Zoo’s light-up-the-night, Halloween-themed extravaganza—is back! This year’s glowing celebration of color has been expanded to five weekends in October—Fridays, Saturdays, and Sundays (except October 30). So, get ready to enjoy some safe, family fun at this glittering and glimmering annual spectacular full of entertainment and interactive festivities! Ages 11 and younger enter free!


*except Sunday, October 30


Dancing with glow-in-the-dark hula hoops


  • 5, 6, 7, and 8 p.m. (30 minutes)
  • Front Street Stage, Front Street

The Front Street Stage area will come alive with physical activities for youths. The interactive family fun and games (and prizes) will take place between rocking musical sets by The Skeleton Band. All the hosted HalGLOWeen fun will get youths of all ages jumpin’, shufflin’, and slidin’ to the upbeat Halloween hits.

Band dressed in skeleton costumes

Skeleton Band

  • 5:30, 6:30, 7:30, and 8:30 p.m. (30 minutes)
  • Front Street Stage, Front Street

Halloween hits will fill the night air—and they'll have your bones up and moving—when this talented quintet gets the Front Street Stage rockin' to their groovy, ghouly sounds.

Zoo Crew

Boo Crew

  • 5:30, 6:30, 7:30, and 8:30 p.m. (30 minutes)
  • Mercado, Front Street

Along Front Street, guests will get to meet and greet our mischievous scarecrow stilt-walkers during their evening of fun.

Python path sign

Python Path

  • Continuous
  • Reptile House, Front Street

The Reptile House takes on a new look after dark, as guests get to see some of the Zoo’s reptiles in a whole new light.

DJ equipment

San Diego Zoo Rock Radio 201.8

  • 5 to 9 p.m. (Continuous)
  • Oasis Outpost, Front Street

Playing all of the “sweet” hits of the season from the Oasis Stage—heard from the Mercado to Skyfari—our DJ will keep everyone's toes tapping.



Featured Creatures

  • 5:15, 6:15, and 7:15 p.m. (15 minutes)
  • Rady Ambassador Presentation Area

Our wildlife care teams will introduce some animal friends with a "spooky" reputation—sharing how these creatures are important to the environment, and are not really scary at all.


The Spiders' W.E.B.

  • 5 to 9 p.m. (Continuous)
  • Desert Dunes, Wildlife Explorers Basecamp

Our talented, acrobatic spider performers will show off their skills as they hover overhead, bringing an arachnid glow to Wildlife Explorers Basecamp.

singing pumpkins

The GLOW-Go's

  • 6:30 to 9 p.m. (Every 10 minutes)
  • Busy Bee Patio, Wildlife Explorers Basecamp

Squash, Gourdon, and Alicia, our animated, neon pumpkin singing group, will keep you laughing and singing along to their HalGLOWeen-themed songs.


Glow-in-the-dark acrobats

Spooky Revue

  • 5:30, 6:30, 7:30, and 8:30 p.m. (15 minutes)
  • Sydney’s Grill, Outback

Join our host, Scare D. Cat, as he features a kooky variety of acts—like unicyclists, aerialists, jugglers, and acrobats—in this glowing variety show. 

San Diego Zoo costume characters

Boo Crew: Dr. Harry & Friends

  • 5:45, 6:50, and 7:55 p.m. (20 minutes)
  • Boardwalk Beer Garden, Outback

At the Boardwalk, guests will get to meet and greet Dr. Harry & Friends, all dressed in their Halloween finest!  

Organ player.

Dusty Keys

  • 5, 6:05, 7:10, and 8:15 p.m. (45 minutes)
  • Boardwalk Beer Garden, Outback

The eerie and talented organ keyboardist with tunes from beyond will return to haunt the Boardwalk stage, bringing chills—and smiles—to all who enter his lair. 


Dr. Zoolittle

Dr. Zoolittle's Tricks & Treats

  • 5, 6, 7, and 8 p.m. (30 minutes)
  • Africa Rocks Stage, Africa Rocks

The inimitable Dr. Z gets in on the HalGLOWeen fun with interactive games and costume fun on the Africa Rocks Stage. 


bubble dance party participants

Bubble Dance Party

  • 5 to 9 p.m. (continuous)
  • Hua Mei Plaza, Asian Passage

Dance the night away, as our DJ plays the Halloween hits, and everyone helps count down to the release of billions of bubbles several times every hour.


Mariachi singer with Dia de Los Muertos face paint

Dia de los Muertos Mariachi

  • 5, 6, 7, and 8 p.m. (30 minutes)
  • Sabertooth Mexican Grill, Elephant Odyssey

Celebrate in glowing style with acoustic guitar and strolling mariachi entertainment at Sabertooth Mexican Grill.

*Performances on Saturday, October 22 only will be at The Bridge Snacks & Refreshments (Map Location #20), due to a private event.

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Gorilla Shadow collection T-shirt and tank top
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Groom and bride embracing as a giraffe looks on in the distance.
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