Beary Scary Halloween at Grandfather Mountain

bear-halloween-grandfather-mountainThere are so many exciting activities happening the month of October. We will be sharing them with you over the next couple of weeks.

Celebrate Halloween at Grandfather on October 26, 2013 with crafts, nature programs, trick or treating, and a costume contest. Included with park admission. Children in costume get in for half price.

Activities 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.”

Here is the schedule for the day:

10:00a.m.-3:00p.m. Create your own treat!  Visit the Fudge Shop to decorate your own special Halloween cookie.
10:00a.m.-1:00p.m. Crafty Crafts!  Visit the crafts table in the Museum to make your own spider house and/or bat.
10:30a.m.-12:00p.m. Trick or treat!  Come trick or treating with the animals and their keepers in the Animal Habitats
11:00a.m.-12:00p.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.
11:30a.m.–12:30p.m. Ghost Stories!  Prepare to be spooked and captivated by various scary tales told by local storyteller, Maggie Christenbury. Held in the Museum auditorium.
12:30p.m.–1:00p.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.–1:45p.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.