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The Bronx Zoo's Dinosaur Safari extended to meet Boo at the Zoo

The Bronx Zoo's annual Halloween celebration Boo at the Zoo gets a new level of spookiness this year as Dinosaur Safari's run is extended through November 3.

Boo at the Zoo at the Bronx Zoo

Boo at the Zoo at the Bronx Zoo Photograph: Julie Larsen Maher

Something told us this could happen: The Bronx Zoo's summer blockbuster Dinosaur Safari has been extended through November 3, a time range that neatly coincides with its annual, Halloween-themed Boo at the Zoo celebration. The result? Boo at the Zoo: Dragons and Dinosaurs! Wait—dragons? Yep: The zoo is also debuting a new komodo dragon exhibition at the Zoo Center, which will open in time for the fall festivities.

Following in the tradition of Boo at the Zoos past, kids can venture through the Museum of UnNatural Mysteries; catch a magic show or Beasts of the Magical World, a musical theater performance; take in live music from Gigi and the Lend Me a Hand Band; explore a hay maze; learn about all kinds of no-longer-extant creatures at the extinct-animal graveyard; check out demonstrations by professional pumpkin carvers; and, of course, rock their outfits in a Halloween procession (noon, 2pm).

Boo at the Zoo, which takes place at the Bronx Zoo on Oct 5, 6, 12, 13, 19, 20, 26, 27 and Nov 2, 3, is free with zoo admission; Dinosaur Safari (10am–5pm) and the Museum of UnNatural Mysteries (11am–5pm) require the purchase of a Total Experience ticket.

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