Halloween In New Mexico: A MapQuest Guide
From zombie parades and costume contests to haunted houses and hayrides (to haunted anything!), the Halloween season casts its spell and awakens our inner ghouls and goblins. As part of FrightQuest -- a MapQuest series on spooky destinations and activities -- here are three options to celebrate Halloween in New Mexico that are sure to be a scream.
— Dacia Rivers
The Albuquerque Zoo hosts a special Halloween event called Zoo Boo on the last Saturday of October. Families with small children can stroll through the zoo and enjoy haunted habitats, safe trick-or-treating and a costume parade. Four costumed children get in free with each $7 adult ticket.
903 10th St. SW, Albuquerque, NM 87102 | Get Directions
McCall's Pumpkin Patch And Haunted Farm
McCall's Pumpkin Patch in Moriarty, is open from late September through late October. During the day, families can enjoy Halloween activities such as hayrides, a corn maze and pumpkin launching. At night, McCall's gruesome haunted house opens for more adventurous Halloween revelers. Tickets to the pumpkin patch cost $9.95 per person.
34 McCall Lane, Moriarty, NM 87035 | Get Directions
Halloween At The Harwood Museum Of Art
Families in Taos can celebrate the spooktacular with Halloween at the Harwood Museum of Art. The Harwood is home to a free event held the Saturday before Halloween. Kids can check out the many skeletons and bones included in the museum's exhibits and make their own Halloween crafts, including masks and puppets, at the museum's kid-friendly art studio.
238 Ledoux St., Taos, NM 87571 | Get Directions
Families visit Zoo Boo in Albuquerque to celebrate Halloween.
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