Get into the Halloween spirit with Boo at the Zoo, taking place at the Bronx Zoo every weekend in October (and Columbus Day). The festival includes family-friendly activities like magic shows, costume parades, a hay maze, pumpkin carving and live music. Brave kids ages 12 and over might journey into the Haunted Forest, and adults can enjoy seasonal food and beer at Bootoberfest. Of course, visitors can also get an up-close look at all the creepy critters on display within the zoo.
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