Animal-loving kids can embark on a journey of discovering âspookyâ and cuddly creatures throughout October at the Howl-O-Ween Harvest Family Festival at the Helen Woodward Animal Center. The Halloween-themed family event features interactive animal encounters, seasonal crafts, a mini pumpkin hay maze, and a brand new Indiana ‘Bones’ excursion. The Howl-O-Ween Harvest Family Festival kicked off on October 2 with private adventures running from 9 a.m. to 1 p.m. every Saturday in October and Halloween weekend.
Immersing families in the spooky Halloween spirit, this unique event features the cuddly and not-so-cuddly creatures of the Helen Woodward Animal Center, giving children the opportunity to meet them up close and personally. Festival-goers get a one-hour experience with their ghoulish group as they are guided by spooky staff through animal encounters, a monster headband, and an expedition through Indiana’s all-new ‘Bones’ maze. .
To ensure the safety of visitors and staff, the number of visitors at the same time will be limited. Festival-goers will stay in their group and be guided through the experience by a member of the Helen Woodward Creepy Crew for the duration of the hour-long tour. Tickets cost $ 40 and include four people. Each additional person is $ 10. The best part is that all funds go directly to supporting orphaned pets and the Helen Woodward Animal Center programs.
Registration is required and can be completed at bit.ly/3A4TaOQ. The festival dates are Saturdays, October 9, 16, 23 and Halloween weekend, October 30 and 31, with time slots available between 9 a.m. and 1 p.m. Families are invited to come a little early or stay a little late to meet other animals and enjoy additional activities in the event space. For more information on the Howl-O-Ween Harvest Family Festival at the Helen Woodward Animal Center, call 858-756-4117 x 318 or visit animalcenter.org.