10/28/17 - Halloween Program at the Douglas Center

Jack-o-lanternGet in the Halloween spirit a few days early on Saturday, October 28 from 5-8 pm at Indiana Dunes National Lakeshore’s Douglas Center. Bring the family and friends for lots of fun holiday-themed nature activities, hikes and fun. Live owls, bats and noisy insects will be the featured during our “Who’s Making Noise on Halloween Night” program. Come dressed in your costume and you may win a small prize.

Kim Hoover of “Hoots to Howls” rehabilitation center will bring an assortment of native owls under their care and share their stories from 6-7 pm in the auditorium. This non-profit center cares for a myriad of raptors and mammals and releases them back to the wild when possible.

One of our regular guest presenters, Jim Louderman of the Chicago Field Museum, showcases the benefits and diversity of insects and spiders in our world. Jim will lead a night hike, weather permitting, to search for bats and bugs in Miller Woods.

Before the program, you may want to take a hike through Miller Woods to enjoy spectacular fall wildflowers and migrating birds. Or bring the family to build a fort and play in the adjacent Nature Play Zone, make a free craft, or help feed the fish, reptiles and amphibians who live in the Douglas Center’s animal room.

The Paul H. Douglas Center is located at 100 N. Lake St in Gary, IN. For more information on this or other programs at Indiana Dunes National Lakeshore, call 219-395-1882.