If you are a lover of animals and planning next month's Halloween festivities for the entire family to take part in and enjoy, you'll want to spend the day at the OC Zoo inside Irvine Regional Park on Saturday, October 26th for their Halloween Zoo-tacular.


A prairie dog feasts on a pumpkin from within the pumpkin itself at Irvine Regional Park's Halloween Zoo-tacular.

The County of Orange and OC Parks is delighted to present the annual Halloween Zoo-tacular at the OC Zoo where families will experience a fun-filled day of festive activities with the animals of the OC Zoo in celebration of Halloween. 

Big cats love a pumpkin treat from time to time, and Irvine Regional Park's Halloween Zoo-tacular is big on treats.

Dress the kids up and take them trick-or-treating* through the zoo, participate in a spooky scavenger hunt* and fun games, and also create Halloween and fall-themed kids crafts. But what about zoo animals? The OC Zoo animals will participate in the fun by receiving pumpkins filled with their favorite treats, and you'll catch the animals snacking out of the pumpkins (or even sitting in them)! Some of the smaller critters may even be dressed for the festive occasion and ready for their photo op! *For kids ages 12 and under.

Beavers love trick-or-treats at the Orange County Zoo's Halloween Zoo-tacular,

For an extra special treat, the first 100 children ages 12 and under that visit the OC Zoo in costume on Saturday, October 26th will receive a special gift. 

Reservations are not needed, the Halloween Zoo-tacular is a free event with paid zoo admission and open to children of all ages. Zoo admission is $2 per person (ages 2 and under are free - zoo coupons and free passes are not valid for this event). 

Parking at Irvine Regional Park is $5 per vehicle.

Come join in the Halloween fun at the OC Zoo in Irvine Regional Park on Saturday, October 26th; a great way to support our local OC community and OC Parks, learn more about wildlife and celebrate a fun occasion. 

The Details

October 26 – Halloween Zoo-tacular

10 a.m. – 4 p.m.

Cost: Free with zoo admission of $2 per person ages 2 & under are free) - Zoo Coupons/Free Passes Not Valid

Parking: $5 weekends
Location: OC Zoo

Address: 1 Irvine Park Road, Orange, CA 92869

Website: http://www.ocparks.com/oczoo

Contact: (714) 973-6847, oczoo@ocparks.com

If you're looking for more Halloween-related fun and activities for the family, check out our last post on the 5 Places to Experience Halloween-Themed Fun in Irvine!

Animals at the Orange County Zoo's Halloween Zoo-tacular love pumpkin treats.
Bears and Pumpkins. Pumpkins and Bears. The Halloween Zoo-tacular is sure to please. 


Photos: OC Parks