Shell Factory to host two-day trick or treat
A 9-foot high spider will adorn the entrance to the Shell Factory & Nature Park for a special trick or treat celebration on Friday and Saturday.
“We’ll trick or treat through the whole Nature Park,” said Shell Factory owner Pamela J. Cronin. “There are 13 locations for those beauties and goblins in costume under the age of 13.”
Cronin said some of the highlights include a presentation of nocturnal animals on Friday and Saturday at 5 p.m.
“That will be in the Eco-Lab which will be converted to a Spooky House for those two day,.” she said.
The actual Halloween Festivities are from 4 to 6 p.m. both days, but kids 13 and under are invited for free all day if there are in costume, said Shell Factory Marketing Director Donna Ellis. “There is free admission for kids with costumes. The fun goes all day long Friday and Saturday,” said Ellis.
Nature Park Director Megan Benesch is getting the animals ready for visitors.
Poto, a kinkajou, is just one of the animals kids may meet at the park. “Kinkajous are nocturnal animals from the rainforest,” said
Benesch. Different animals will be featured at different times over the event. “Come learn about all the animals that come alive at night.” There will also be surprise activities, she continued.
At 5:30 p.m. on both days, there will be a costume contest with prizes for various categories.
The entire park will be decorated to enhance the spooky spirit of Halloween. “The gigantic spider will be over the Nature Park entrance for the children to venture under,” said Benesch, on their way to the trick or treat stations.
Normal activities and admission will be both days, with Nature Park hours 10 a.m. to 6 p.m.
Children must be accompanied by an adult.