Halgloween San Diego Zoo: 2023 In-Depth Guide

More colorful and shimmering than scary, San Diego Zoo’s HalGLOWeen provides an array of seasonal entertainment for little and big ghouls!

Groove to upbeat Halloween tunes, meet some of the Zoo’s “spooky” residents, or play interactive games to win cool prizes. The event is packed with haunted and fun happenings, so prepare for an exciting, busy spooky celebration.

Follow along as we dive headfirst into the spooktacular world of San Diego Zoo’s HalGloween.

San Diego Zoo HalGloween Tickets

San Diego HalGLOWeen is included with San Diego Zoo tickets. Kids 11 and younger are free to enter.

San Diego Zoo Packages and Other Attractions

Spice up your San Diego vacation by bundling your  San Diego Zoo tickets with these other attractions:

San Diego Zoo HalGLoween Highlights


It starts at 5, 6, 7, and 8 PM (30 minutes) at Front Street Stage, Front Street.

Let your dancing skills shine at Boolamoves! The Front Street Stage will become a big party dance floor this San Diego Zoo Halloween celebration. Plus, there will be family fun games and other physical activities for teenagers.

Skeleton Band

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

Halloween at the San Diego Zoo means losing yourself in the lively tunes. Jump and groove among billions of glowing bubbles as Skeleton Band plays their hits.

Boo Crew

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

Don’t forget to greet the playful scarecrow stilt walkers in the area.

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Python Path

Continues exhibit at Reptile House, Front Street

Peek into the lives of your favorite reptiles after the sun sets.

San Diego Zoo Rock Radio 201.8

From 5 PM to 9 PM at Oasis Outpost, Front Street

Sing along to the best Halloween songs played by DJs, which can be heard from the Mercado to Skyfari.

Featured Creatures

It starts at 5:15 PM, 6:15 PM, and 7:15 p.m. (15 minutes) at Rady Ambassador Presentation Area.

Get up close and personal with “scary” animals, such as snakes and bats, and learn more about their environmental contributions.

The Spiders’ W.E.B.

From 5 PM to 9 PM at Desert Dunes, Wildlife Explorers Basecamp

Watch the talented acrobatic performers as they perform their complicated routines during the Halloween San Diego Zoo experience.

The GLOW-Gos

From 7 PM to 9 PM (Every 10 minutes) at Busy Bee Patio, Wildlife Explorers Basecamp

Belt out some HalGLOWeen-themed songs with Squash, Alicia, and Gourdon, the Zoo’s animated pumpkin singing troupe.

Spooky Revue

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

Be amazed at Scare D. Cat’s acrobats, unicyclists, and aerialists acts.

Boo Crew: Dr. Harry & Friends

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

Snap some selfies or groupies with Dr. Harry and Friends, all in their Halloween best.

Dusty Keys

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

Enjoy pleasurable chills as you listen to the eerie organ keyboardist.

Dr. Zoolittle’s Tricks & Treats

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

Dr. Zoolittle will join in the fun with interactive games and costume celebrations.

Bubble Dance Party

From 5 PM to 9 PM at Hua Mei Plaza, Asian Passage

Show off your moves as the DJ plays eclectic sounds, and look out for the release of billions of bubbles.

Dia de los Muertos Mariachi

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

Celebrate the season and life with the strolling mariachi band.

 HalGlOWeen San Diego Zoo Dates and Details

HalGLOWeen glimmers every Friday, Saturday, and Sunday in October. The activities begin at 5 PM.

San Diego Zoo HalGLOWeen Venue

Located at 2920 Zoo Dr San Diego, CA 92101.

Experience San Diego Zoo HalGLOWeen

Bask in the marvels of wildlife while enjoying interactive experiences and entertainment at HalGLOWeen. With live concerts, remarkable shows, and fun photo opportunities, you can expect that this party will be lit!

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After having a hauntingly good time this Halloween at San Diego Zoo, there’s more excitement awaiting as you get acquainted with the zoo’s permanent residents.

Let your enthusiasm light up the night as you and your crew gather for a fantastic time at San Diego Zoo HalGloween. Meanwhile, you can make the most of your trip with a vacation package.


Start Date:

October 1, 2023 @ 5:00 pm CDT

End Date:

October 31, 2023 @ 9:00 pm CDT



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