Troubadourable folk buddies Simon and Garfunkel once sang that “it’s all happening at the zoo” before retiring from music to live out their days serenely basking in the reptile habitat. Get happening with today’s Groupon to the Wildlife Learning Center in Sylmar. Choose between the following options:
- For $6, you get general-admission tickets, which can be used at Boo at the Zoo, for two (up to a $12 value).
- For $11, you get general-admission tickets, which can be used at Boo at the Zoo, for four (up to a $24 value).
Seniors and children 12 and younger receive discounted admission, and children 2 and younger are free. Boo at the Zoo is Sunday, October 30 from 11 a.m. to 4 p.m.
In congruence with the nonprofit Wildlife Learning Foundation’s mission, the Wildlife Learning Center edifies animal education as more than 70 species frolic in the verdant park-style zoo. Pastoral paths meander past six continents worth of eagles, large cats and monkeys, allowing visitors to observe a large-eared fennec fox or discover a bearded dragon’s preference between razors or waxing. Hourly trainer talks augment observable info with insights from the park’s staff of seasoned animal whisperers.
In celebration of Halloween, Boo at the Zoo transforms the park into a fall festival replete with seasonal spirit. Visitors soak up a special reptile presentation before extending hands toward the beckoning call of touchable animal specimens including a spooky Halloween-centric entrant. Take up close ganders at furry friends during a free animal meet and greet, or learn the best candy-grabbing tactics during a raccoon-led workshop on efficient trick or treating. For an additional fee ($5/activity), kiddies can also immerse themselves in special spooky activities including owl-pellet dissection and animal-craft sessions joined by live spider and snake models.
Wildlife Learning Center
The nonprofit Wildlife Learning Center populates its ancient olive grove with more than 50 species from across the globe, teaching visitors the value of conservation while raising funds for wildlife sanctuary and public education through its Wildlife Learning Foundation. Alongside a circular walking path, a menagerie of animals, including lynxes, arctic foxes, kinkajous, and college sports mascots, frolics within landscaped enclosures. Throughout the afternoon, friendly biologists give training talks on the hour and facilitate up-close interaction with various critters. The zoo also hosts children's camps and birthday parties for precocious naturalists to ensure a future generation of nature-savvy citizens.
16027 Yarnell St.
Sylmar, California 91342Get Directions