Online ticket sales close Oct. 15 for one of the wildest fall events around Hoot ‘n’ Howl is spooky good fun at Northwest Trek Wildlife Park.
Getting wild this fall is just a click away – but don’t miss out. Online ticket sales for the popular Hoot ‘n’ Howl event close Oct. 15.
Hoot ‘n’ Howl is scheduled from 5:00 PM to 10:00 PM on Oct. 20 and 21.
Online admission purchases include guaranteed tram rides and no ticket-window lines. Through Oct. 15, tickets are available at the discounted price of
$10 per person for Northwest Trek members and $12 per person for non-members. These date-specific tickets guarantee visitors a spot on the night-time tram ride, with no waiting – find them at www.nwtrek.org/hootnhowl.
After Oct. 15, tickets may be purchased only on the days of the event. At-the-gate admission is $16 per person. A tram ride is not guaranteed. Ticket windows close at 9 p.m.
The fall-themed event gives a shiver of delight to thousands of visitors every year. From starlit tram rides through the Free-Roaming Area to spooky skulls (animal, that is), trick-or-treat
stations and plenty of real owls, snakes, opossums, skunks and more, there’s plenty to howl about. Plus, visitors might hear wolves howling in the distance.
Kids love the costumes, decorations, freaky food science, carnival games, and candy. And this year, with the event starting at 5 p.m., there’s an extra hour to devour.
Guests are encouraged to come in costume (but adults should leave masks and scary face paint at home).
Here’s the Hoot ‘n’ Howl line-up.
- Take the once-in-a-year chance to ride the free-roaming area tram at night. Look for bison, elk, moose and more under the stars, or deep in the shadows. Walk lit and decorated paths to discover a variety of animals and saunter up to trick-or-treat stations.
- Play carnival games under the picnic pavilion to win prizes and candy: ski ball, Plinko, mini golf, duck pond, ring toss, ball toss and bean-bag toss.
- Visit the Baker Research Cabin – decorated Edgar Allen Poe-style – to learn about ravens and bats, and make a creepy craft.
- Find animal skulls and learn how to survive a zombie apocalypse in the Cheney Discovery Center.
- Take part in the vote for visitors’ favorite pumpkin carved by Northwest Trek staff.
- Watch and do Freaky Food Science at 6:00 PM, 7:00 PM, and 8:00 PM each night under the white tent.
Animal Encounters (all 20-30 minutes)
6:00 PM Banana Slug (Cheney Discovery Center)
6:30 PM Snakes (Cheney Discovery Center)
7:00 PM Barn Owl (Barn Owl Habitat)
7:40 PM American beaver (Forest Stage)
8:00 PM Opossum (Forest Stage)
8:20 PM Skunk (Forest Stage)
8:40 PM Snowy Owl (Snowy Owl Habitat)
9:00 PM Turkey Vulture (Turkey Vulture Habitat)
Northwest Trek will be open from 9:30 AM to 2:00 PM on Hoot ‘n’ Howl days. The last tram leaves at 2:00 PM and visitors must leave the park by 3:30 PM. The gates reopen at 4:30 PM for check-in, 5:00 PM for full park access. For more information, visit www.nwtrek.org.
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