SANTA BARBARA, Calif. - It’s beginning to look a lot like Halloween at the Santa Barbara Zoo.
"We really were excited to see the skeletons because that’s his favorite part … where is the skeletons do you see them yeah do you love those? … yeah he really loves the skeletons and all the decorations for Halloween," said visitor Christine Lindsay of the Santa Barbara Zoo.
The zoo is transforming into six nights of trick-or-treating, along with what they call a bunch of "monster-ous" thrills and chills.
"It’s one of my favorite events because as a parent it’s a safe location for the kids … no vehicles .. we have trick or treating," said business operations director David Velazquez of the Santa Barbara Zoo. “We have a lot of community partners that come in and hand out candy we have a DJ… we have LED shows with magicians it’s just a blast.”
In addition to all the activities, there are plenty of photo opportunities like taking a selfie with the skeletons.
There’s also a hay maze, along with several pirates on display.
"One of the favorite activities is the train ... it has four areas where it’s a little spooky … so come on by and hop on the train as soon as you get here," said Velaszuez.
There will also be a dance party, creepy-crawly animal encounters, and bounce houses.
Boo at the Zoo starts on Friday, Oct. 21 from 5:00 p.m. to 8:00 p.m.