Beary Scary Halloween

Celebrate Halloween at Grandfather with crafts, nature programs, trick or treating, and a costume contest.  Included with park admission.  Children in costume get in for half price.

bear punkin Beary Scary HalloweenActivities will include storytelling, Halloween-themed crafts, a costume contest, trick or treating in the animal habitats, animal enrichment and the chance to participate in an interactive program titled “Going Batty for Bats,”

2013 Schedule Below – 2014 Schedule TBA

10:30a.m.-1:00p.m. Crafty Crafts!  Visit the crafts table in the Museum to make your own spider house and/or bat.
11:00a.m.-12:00p.m. Trick or treat!  Come trick or treating with the animals and their keepers in the Animal Habitats
11:30a.m.-12:30p.m. Going Batty for Bats!   Learn all about bats and why they are so important  during this fun, interactive program.  Meet in the Museum at the Mildred the bear statue.
12:30p.m.–1:00p.m. Fall Games! Held at the Let it Rain Picnic Shelter
1:30p.m.–1:45p.m. Kids Costume Contest! Kids get a chance to show off their wild side.  Prizes will be awarded! Held in the Museum Auditorium
1:00p.m.–1:30p.m. Animal Enrichment Decorating!  Come help the keepers decorate Halloween pumpkins and other treats to give to the animals. Meet at the covered picnic shelter next to the Museum.
1:00p.m.–2:30p.m. Creepy, Crawly Critters!  Visit the Naturalists in the Museum to learn about creatures of the night, creatures that bite and other “spooky” animals.
2:00p.m.–2:45p.m. Treats for the Animals!  Walk along with the keepers as the animals get their Halloween treats previously decorated by you.  Enrichments start at the Deer Overlook at 2:00.
2:45p.m.–3:00p.m. Animal Encounter!  Come meet and learn about a few spooky nighttime prowlers.  Meet in front of the Fudge Shop.

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