Halloween in Prospect Park

Enjoy family-friendly programming at the Prospect Park Audubon Center, Lefferts Historic House, 1912 Carousel and Prospect Park Zoo. On Saturday, also enjoy the 36th Annual Halloween Haunted Walk and Fair.

Creepy Crawly Halloween
Prospect Park Audubon Center, Free

Take a second look at the creatures that give you the creeps, you may find you like them! Participate in fun activities and experiments that will make your spine tingle!

  • Owl Pellet Dissection, 1–2 pm: Participants will have the opportunity to pick apart owl pellets, masses of undigested parts of food that owl species occasionally regurgitate!
  • Creepy Crawly Walk, 2–3 pm: Participants will search for Prospect Park’s creepy residents and explore the hidden side of the park.
  • Animal Encounter, 3–3:30 pm: Want to watch the snake gobble up a mouse? Join Alliance Naturalists in learning more about the animals in the Audubon Center’s collection and even assist in an actual feeding.

Scary Stories With Tammy Hall, Saturday only, 2–4 pm
Lefferts Historic House, $3 suggested donation

Make sure you’re sitting next to someone braver than you! Master storyteller Tammy Hall keeps the tradition of scary stories alive with tales told in the village of Flatbush 200 years ago. While you’re here make a spooky Halloween cut-out based on a Lefferts family design.

Scharen Knippen, 2-4 pm
Lefferts Historic House, $3 suggested donation

Celebrate fall at Lefferts with the old Dutch craft Scharen Knippen. Cut out autumn and halloween scenes and patterns some designed in the 19th century by Mrs. Lefferts herself. While you’re here join us for potato sack races and other fun historic toys and games.

Boo at the Zoo, 11–4 pm
Prospect Park Zoo, Free with Zoo admission

Grab the family & Head to Prospect Park Zoo for a boo-tastic time. Halloween fun awaits at the Prospect Park Zoo’s annual Boo at the Zoo weekend! Jam-packed with fun activities such as a Costumed Character Scavenger Hunt, face painting, and other Halloween-themed games and crafts and, of course, there’ll be plenty of animals to visit.