Halloween cancelled? Pshaw! There are plenty of safe ways to celebrate—from a drive-in screening of Coco (with candy delivered to your car) to discovering actual spider webs and meeting creepy crawlers at the Natural History Museum. Read on for the details on these events, plus get the rest of our picks for what to do this holiday weekend.

Spider Pavilion at Natural History Museum of L.A.
See a variety of spectacular webs—including those of the garden spider, which can range up to three meters in diameter. Talk to educators about the natural pest control that spiders provide. Peer through the glass into enclosed habitats that are home to tarantulas, wolf spiders, and jumping spider. Fri.-Sun. More details. 

Halloween at the Arboretum
Head to the LA County Arboretum for a fang-tastic self-guided walk, exploring the Ghoulish Gardens path! Learn about the spooky side of the boo-tiful setting as you wind your way through this self-guided tour. Fri. & Sat. More details. 

Marine Mammal Scare Center
Enter the haunted corridor surrounded by the barks and spooks of our marine mammal patients. With Trick-or-treating for the little ones (adult treats too), a costume contest, and a pumpkin carving contest, The Marine Mammal SCARE Center is sure to be a delight and a fright! The most exciting part of the attraction will be our recovering seal and sea lion patients on display for your enjoyment. Sat. More details.

Kidspace 13 Days of Halloween (VIRTUAL)
Children can “trick-or-treat” at our online haunted house to laugh and learn about pumpkins, bats, crafts, and more. A new spooky door with a new video treat unlocks every day! Anytime. More details.

Kids Fest 2.0: Coco on Halloween
Enjoy the festivities from the comfort and safety of own car. There will be carside trick or treating (we bring the candy to you!), live Halloween music, a mobile pumpkin patch and more. Sat. More details.

Boo at the Zoo
America’s Teaching Zoo at Moorpark College hosts our annual “Boo at the Zoo” event on October 31st and November 1st from 11 a.m.to 5 p.m. Entry fee is $9 for adults and $7 for children 3-12. Less than 2 years of age are free! Creative trick-or-treating opportunities, photo ops and more. Sat. & Sun. More details.

LA Zoo Drive-In Movies
Gather the brood for ghoulishly fun-yet-safe night as the Zoo’s parking lot transforms into a creepy-cool classic drive-in theater, offering boo-tiful photo ops, treat bags with candy and fun swag, and devilishly good food available for purchase via mobile ordering. Fri.-Sun. More details.

Peek-a-Boo Stroll Through
Don’t miss your chance to go behind-the-scenes at the celebrated Bob Baker Marionette Theater. They’re offering private tours this month, where kids can see meet the marionettes and see what they’ve been doing. Fri.-Sun. More details.

–Shannan Rouss


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