Halloween in Outside In

From October 25–31, the animal enclosures in Outside In will get a festive fall makeover! Our animals will revel in enrichment, so put on your costume and carve out some good times with them at the Academy! You might see a snake slither around a pumpkin, a rat nibble a jack-o-lantern, or a tarantula scramble over a set of vampire fangs. You may see a skunk bob for apples or a bunny go trick-or-treating. Hear a not-so-spooky story from Marty the Moose in costume, and make a Marty mask to take home! You can even make a fall toy to treat our animals all year long.

Bunny Trick or Treat
Sunday, October 25
1 p.m.

Halloween is a real treat for bunnies! See our Outside In rabbits “trick-or-treat” during romp time at 1 p.m. Then make animal enrichment toys to give to our critters, and learn how to make toys for your pets at home. Wear your Halloween costume!

Costumes and Storytime
Monday, October 26
1 p.m.

Stop in for a spell, and even wear your costume! Join us for a Not-So-Spooky Storytime with Marty the Moose at 1 p.m. Marty will be in costume, and we encourage you to be too!

Costumes and Storytime
Tuesday, October 27
1 p.m.

Stop in for a spell, and even wear your costume! Join us for a Not-So-Spooky Storytime with Marty the Moose at 1 p.m. Marty will be in costume, and we encourage you to be too!

Skunks Bob for Apples
Wednesday, October 28
1 p.m.

See live skunks bob for apples during a special presentation at 1 p.m. Stay dry in your Halloween costume!

Costumes and Storytime
Thursday, October 29
1 p.m.

Stop in for a spell, and even wear your costume! Join us for a Not-So-Spooky Storytime with Marty the Moose at 1 p.m. Marty will be in costume, and we encourage you to be too!

Bunny Trick or Treat
Friday, October 30
1 p.m.

Halloween is a real treat for bunnies! See our Outside In rabbits “trick-or-treat” during romp time at 1 p.m. Then make animal enrichment toys to give to our critters, and learn how to make toys for your pets at home. Wear your Halloween costume!

Skunks Bob for Apples
Saturday, October 31
1 p.m.

See live skunks bob for apples during a special presentation at 1 p.m. Stay dry in your Halloween costume! Then make animal enrichment toys to give to our critters, and learn how to make toys for your pets at home.

What is enrichment?

Keepers develop tailored enrichment plans to keep our animals happy and healthy. One day, a parrot might enjoy special music, a bunny will play with new toys, or the raptors will soak up “rain” during an indoor rain shower. The rain encourages the birds to preen their feathers as they would in the wild.

These enrichment activities prepare the animals for the spotlight. With help from Academy teacher naturalists, the animals teach visitors about endangered species, habitats, exotic pet challenges, city animals, and backyard creatures.

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