Palm Beach Zoo: October 2016 Special Events

WEST PALM BEACH, Fla. — Palm Beach Zoo is announcing the following special events and promotions for the month of October 2016: 

Fiesta Cultural: October 1

Come celebrate Hispanic Heritage Month at our 3rd annual Fiesta Cultural! See endangered animals from all across Latin America like jaguars, tapirs, giant anteaters...even a baby Mexican spider monkey. During the day enjoy a Ropa vieja special in the Tropics Café, mini chicken quesadillas and beef empanadas plus beer & wine in the Fountain Plaza. During the evening enjoy food trucks in the picnic area. All Music Entertainment DJ provides a variety of Latin sounds throughout the day (10a-4p). Then at 5p it's Tairon Aguilera & the Latin Beat Band live until 8:30p. Meet Juana la Iguana 5:45-7:45pm.

Boo at the Zoo (*see various October dates below)

It's a fun, safe, not-so-scary, Halloween experience for your kids! Enjoy trick-or-treating, Costume Character Meet-N-Greets, Kids Costume Contests, Kids DJ, Pumpkin Decorating, Haystack Hunt and MORE!

Special Evening Hours Fridays & Saturdays with trick-or-treating during these times:

**10/21 10am-4pm and 5pm-9pm

**10/22 10am-4pm and 5pm-9pm

**10/23 10am-4pm?

**10/28 10am-4pm and 5pm-9pm

?**10/29 10am-4pm and 5pm-9pm?

**10/30 10am-4pm

Click the link for more information:

Education Events

Toddler Workshops: REGISTER NOW!

KID-TESTED AND PARENT APPROVED! The Palm Beach Zoo Education Department offers exciting workshops designed for children ages 2 to 4 years! Age-specific crafts and activities are designed to excite and intrigue your child. Workshops include up-close animal encounters, stories, song or game, crafts, and admission to the Zoo! Workshops for 3-4 year olds also include a snack. One adult is required to attend the program with children. Register now for the popular Tree Traveler program:

  • 2 year olds: 10:00-11:00 a.m., Wednesday, October 12
  • 3 & 4 year olds: 10:00-11:30 a.m., Saturday, October 8

One adult is required to attend the program with children and pre-registration is required. Click the link for pricing info and to reserve your spot today!

Spooky Snooze Overnight

Join us on October 15th as we unmask friendly creatures of the night... it's a fun-filled evening of Halloween-themed activities including up-close animal encounters, pumpkin painting, crafts, and a night time tour. Pizza and continental breakfast are included. Activities are geared for children 6 and up: mummies and/or daddies must attend! Pre-registration is required so REGISTER TODAY!

Story Time at the Zoo: A Real Page Turner: Saturday’s at 10:30 a.m.

  • October 1 – Clark the Shark: Lost and Found by Bruce Hale
  • October 8 – The Koala Who Lost His Tree by Jedda Robaard
  • October 15 – Goodnight Florida by Adam Gamble
  • October 22 – Biscuit by Alyssa Satin Capuilli
  • October 29 – Eek! Halloween! By Sandra Boynton

This popular event will take place at on Saturday’s at 10:30 a.m. at the Zoo’s Conservation Station by the Safari Train and the Wildlife Carousel. Story Time at the Zoo is geared towards encouraging children to connect with wildlife through reading, and it is included in the cost of Zoo admission. For more information visit:

About the Palm Beach Zoo & Conservation Society

The Zoological Society of the Palm Beaches exists to inspire people to act on behalf of wildlife and the natural world. We advance our conservation mission through endangered species propagation, education and support of conservation initiatives in the field. Our commitment to sustainable business practices elevates our capacity to inspire others. The Palm Beach Zoo & Conservation Society is located at 1301 Summit Boulevard in West Palm Beach, Florida. The Zoo is open from 9 a.m. to 5 p.m. every day, except Thanksgiving and Christmas. For more information, visit

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