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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Location : Grandfather Mountain | Address: 2050 Blowing Rock Highway, Linville, NC 28646 |
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  • I visited Grandfather Mountain with my 3 daughters. We had a wonderful time. The staff was very friendly. The young man who was providing enrichment for the animals was especially knowledgeable and patient as my children asked lots of questions. My daughter asked to adopt "Jane" as a result of our visit and the information she received. Grandfather is a beautiful place and we thoroughly enjoyed our visit.
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