October is spooktacular at Discovery Place Nature
Discovery Place Nature
We’re celebrating the natural history of the Carolinas – with a twist – this month at Discovery Place Nature. Throughout October, we will be exploring many of the Carolinas’ native species of past and present, from slithering snakes to feathered flyers -- but we’ll be celebrating with Halloween in mind!
Kick things off on October 2 and October 5 with Skeletons in the Soil, where you can join us as we learn about some of the creatures that are in abundance in the Piedmont region, others that are endangered and those that have gone extinct.
Then, on October 9 and October 12, come for Snakes, Spiders and Bats, Oh My, to discover why some of the most feared creatures are actually harmless and quite beneficial to humans. A Naturalist will share the importance of these critters while you watch them eat.
On October 16 and October 19, take a Silky Spider Stroll as we dive into the dozens of spider species that call North Carolina their home. On this stroll around the Paw Paw Nature Trail, we will investigate all the sticky, silky webs we see.
Continue learning about Spectacular Spiders on October 23 when visitors can use their own imagination to create spiders they’ll want to take home. Plus, before making your craft, meet some of the spiders that call our Museum their home.
Our Halloween madness culminates on October 26 with the Museum’s annual Boo Bash from 9 a.m. to noon. Join us for a frightfully delightful daytime exploration of what goes bump in the night! Enjoy crafts, silly stories, special shows and animal encounters with some of our creepy crawlies. Of course, it wouldn’t be a bash without a costume contest, so don your finest nature-themed costume for the chance to win a prize!
Still haven’t had enough Halloween fun? On October 30, we’ll host a Haunted Nature Walk in which visitors can come in their costumes and trick-or-treat along the Paw Paw Nature Trail as a Naturalist teaches about the spooky critters of the Piedmont.