October 21st & 22nd   🎃  October 28th & 29th

2 Weekends of Family Fun!

Interactive Trick or Treating

Scavenger Hunt

Photo Opportunities

Free Kids Crafts

Wildlife Programs & Meet & Greets 

Get Up Close to Wildlife!


Clarence the Galapagos Tortoise

This is no ghost! Clarence is 100 years old and loves shellebrating Halloween with Friends young & old! See Clarence walk about or maybe catch him snoozing in the sun (one of his favorite activities). Best to see this big, 550 pound guy before 3pm. He usually tucks himself in bed before it gets too late.

Profile of male African Lion

Ira's Kingdom

King of the Jungle, more like King of the Campus! Ira is our male, 8 year old African Lion. His roar can be heard around the campus and surrounding neighborhoods. Ira loves his treats so come see Ira in action at the Carnivore Feeding demonstration at 3:30pm.

Delilah the Blue Crane

Wild Encounters

You never know what you may see walking throughout the Zoo. We highlight our individual animals & their stories by bringing them up close for you to see & learn about. Keep your eyes peeled, you never know what animal friends may be out trick or treating around the zoo.

Spooky Fun For the Whole Family! 


Advanced Tickets Recommended. Limited Tickets available at the Gate.

Adults (12-64yrs): $12

Child (3-12yrs) :  $10

Seniors (65+): $10

Members: $5

Kids 2 & Under are Free

Members - Make sure to sign in to receive your discount. Not a member? Become one today! 

Underwood logo

Thank you to another local gem, Underwood Family Farms, for donating pumpkins, corn stalks and other decor.

About The Teaching Zoo at Moorpark College

Serving as the living classroom for the unique college major called the Exotic Animal Training & Management Program; this community zoo houses over 100 different species of animals. We aim for the highest standards of care & welfare in the animal care industry in order to provide our students the education & experience needed to be a successful animal care professional.


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