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October 1, 2022 @ 5:00 pm - October 31, 2022 @ 9:00 pm CDT

More colorful and shimmering than scary, San Diego Zoo’s HalGLOWeen provides an array of seasonal entertainment for little and big ghouls. This year’s glowing spectacular comes back with Dr. Zoolittle’s Tricks or Treats, enjoyable wildlife encounters, and awesome performances.

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!   

Dates and Details

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

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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 Halloween. 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.

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.

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.

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.


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

Covid-19 Information

Facial coverings are not required for visitors.

San Diego Zoo Packages and Other Attractions

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

Experience San Diego HalGLOWeen

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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!


October 1, 2022 @ 5:00 pm CDT
October 31, 2022 @ 9:00 pm CDT
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More colorful and shimmering than scary, San Diego Zoo’s HalGLOWeen provides an array of seasonal entertainment for little and big ghouls