We’re giving away a family 4-pack of tickets to the New York Botanical Garden’s Haunted Pumpkin Garden!
Pumpkin sculptures of spooky scarecrows, frightening spiders, sneaky snakes, and more await discovery at every turn in the Everett Children’s Adventure Garden. The display includes more than 500 intricately carved pumpkins that are sure to capture your youngster’s imagination. Every day kids can play inside a “gourd-geous” Pumpkin House, put on a scary show at the Pumpkin Puppet Theater, look for wiggly worms, and join a Halloween Parade, while every weekend offers even more treats.
To enter: Leave a comment below letting us know what your little one/s want to be for Halloween this year!
Haunted Pumpkin Garden Activities
Tuesdays–Fridays; 1:30–5:30 p.m.
Saturdays and Sundays, and Monday, October 14; 10 a.m.–5:30 p.m.
In the Everett Children’s Adventure Garden
-Join a Halloween Parade (meet at the Pumpkin House, weekdays–1:30 p.m.; weekends–1 & 3 p.m.).
-Collect fallen fruits and seeds in your scavenger hunt bag.
-Put on your own performance in the Pumpkin Puppet Theater.
-Enjoy spooky readings from favorite Halloween storybooks on weekends (2 & 3:30 p.m.).
Ugh! Bugs & Creepy Creatures of Halloween
Saturdays and Sundays, and Monday, October 14; 12 & 2 p.m.
At the Clay Family Picnic Pavilions (Except 10/19-20 when at the Discovery Plaza)
Some of the animals that make us scream are actually the coolest animals around. Come slither, slide, creep, and scurry along with us and learn why these “creepy” animals aren’t so scary after all. Participants will meet critters from around the world for some hands-on animal presentations and discover the unique adaptations which help them survive in their habitats.A selection of featured creatures (varies each weekend):
Colombian boaBox turtle
Argentine tegu lizard
Madagascar hissing cockroach
Vietnamese stick bugs
Creepy creatures presented by these organizations: The Nature of Things
This is an environmental outreach program that presents quality, inquiry-based live animal presentations to schools and centers throughout the greater metropolitan areas in New York and Connecticut. thenatureofthings.comTheodore Roosevelt Sanctuary & Audubon Center
This is an organization that aims to connect people with nature while promoting a sense of environmental stewardship through natural science educational programs. ny.audubon.org/CentersEdu_TRoosevelt.html