a playful family night to explore the world of bats, take a
moonlit tram, and cozy up around the campfire and roast
Families go for a natural walk on the wild side as they hunt
among live butterflies, take a tour of a cartoon-world home, solve
the Mysteries of the Marsh by tracking black widow spiders, water
scorpions and snakes to their lairs, and much more.
The new Railway Garden, a G-gauge model railway running through
a 2.5 acre site, opens April 30. Visitors enter through a 1920s-era
railway depot to see trains running through a garden of miniature
plants, water features and a variety of landscapes. May 1 through
Exhibit examines the ancestry and evolution of numerous
species, ranging from huge to tiny, from speedy to sloth-like, and
displays animals with oversized claws, fangs, snouts, and
horns. Highlights include taxidermy specimens,
an entire skeleton of a giant hoofed plant-eater,
a life-size model of the largest land mammal that ever
lived, one of the oldest fossilized bats ever found,
and an impressive diorama featuring the swamps and forests of an
island in the Arctic. Runs May 26, 2012-Jan. 6, 2013.
Board a Safari Hay Ride outfitted with 20 Zombie Slaying
paintball guns, mounted turret style. Once aboard, you will be
ferried to the grounds via a tractor tow, where the Zombies will
attack from all sides
The park will be decorated with pumpkins and colorful
autumn décor. Specialty menus feature caramel apples, chili and
other sweet treats. In addition to rides, animals and
attractions, kids can enjoy a variety of activities, such as a walk
through the kid's haunted house, trick-or-treating (2-3 p.m. Oct.
27 and 28) and a costume contest (1:30-3 p.m. Oct. 27). At
night, Nightmare From North Street Haunted House and
Terrify Trails are open for those 12 and up.
Explore the Arboretum's nine miles of scenic roads by bicycle.
Bring your own or rent regular bicycles, tandems, electric bikes,
burley strollers, wagons and more.
A vegan couple find themselves in a pickle when Harry is
bitten by a werewolf cub. Luckily, Dr. Frank Einstein and Madam
Clara Voyant may have a cure. Meet a campy cast of characters in
this spoof of the horror movies of the 1930s. Audience
members walk to each location to enjoy the unfolding story.
Low-impact hikes (suitable for strollers, walkers and wheelchairs)
are presented on the first Sunday performance of the
Performances run Sept. 22-Oct. 27, with two matinee shows each