Cool events for all ages happening at the Metroparks throughout the end of October

Evening Lantern Tours

Thursday & Friday,  October 19th & 20th, 7 p.m. & 8:30 p.m.

Thursday & Friday, October 26th & 27th, 7 p.m. & 8:30 p.m.

Oakwoods Nature Center

After a hayride, a lantern-bearing guide will lead you through the dark, pumpkin-lit woods to encounter various characters and uncanny situations.  This tour showcases Michigan’s legends and local history.  THIS IS NOT A HAUNTED ATTRACTION.  Ages 8 & older.

Advanced ticket purchase only, $12 per person  734-782-3956

Owl Pellet Dissecting Day

Saturday, October 20th, 10 a.m. -2 p.m.

Lake Erie Marshlands Museum, Brownstown

Stop in anytime between 10 a.m. and 2 p.m. and learn about owls, owl pellets, and get your very own owl pellet dissection kit.  Our staff will help you work through the pellet to discover what the owl had for lunch, and we will attempt to put the skeleton of the animal back together.

Please pre-register at 734-379-5020.  $5 per pellet

Halloween History Part 2: People & Origins

Sunday, October 21st  at 2 p.m.

Lake Erie Marshlands Museum, Brownstown

Potatoes, plastic, and a pope are just some of the factors that led to Halloween as we know it today.  Let’s investigate All Hallow’s Eve through the centuries.  Who was that Jack fellow, anyway?

Please pre-register at 734-379-5020.  $5 per adult; $3 per child

Homeschool Thursday

Thursday, October 25th at 1 p.m.

Oakwoods Nature Center

Join our Interpretive staff as we explore the wonders of nature through hands-on activities. Ecology, Biology, and other “ologies” are covered.  Please pre-register at 734-782-3956. $4

Kids, Candy & Characters

Saturday, October 27th at 1 p.m.

Oakwoods Nature Center

Enjoy an indoor program on Halloween history, followed by an Interpreter-led hike through the woods to meet some interesting characters and get a head start on your Halloween candy collection.  Kids (and adults) are encouraged to wear their costumes!

Please pre-register at 734-782-3956.  $5 per child

Pesky Critters

Saturday, October 27th at 10 a.m.

Lake Erie Marshlands Museum, Brownstown

Have you ever been a victim of an animal who dug up your yard, smelled up your house, or went through your trash?  While all of these things are annoying, each and every pesky critter has its place in our ecosystem.  Join us to learn what makes these annoying animals so important to you!

Please pre-register at 734-379-5020.  $5per adult; $3 per child

Museum Miscellaneous

Sunday, October 28th  2 p.m.

Lake Erie Marshlands Museum, Brownstown

The Marshlands Museum has over two thousand items in its collection.  Guided by an interpreter, this program series gives visitors a chance to investigate in detail some of the rarely seen items from the backroom.  If you have ever wondered what we have, now is your chance!

Please pre-register at 734-379-5020.  $5 per adult; $3 per child

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