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Annual Halloween-time Event Celebrates Fall at Northwest Trek Wildlife Park

October 1, 2014

It’s a fall carnival. It’s a costume party. It’s a celebration of wildlife and things that go hoot and howl in the night.

Northwest Trek Wildlife Park’s premier fall event, Hoot ‘n’ Howl, is scheduled Oct. 24 and 25. And it comes packed with fun for everyone.

Hoot ‘n’ Howl is the perfect event for family outings, teen gatherings and interesting dates. Hours are 6 p.m. to 10 p.m. each night. Tickets are on sale now at

Reserved ticket prices are:

  • Adults (13 and up): $9 for members; $11 for nonmembers.
  • Youths (4-12): $5 for members; $7 for nonmembers.
  • Children 3 and younger: Free.
  • At-the-gate ticket prices are $2 more in each category. Children 3 and younger are admitted at no charge.

Goodies, spooktacular crafts and nighttime animal-watching await throughout the wildlife park. Guests are encouraged to come in costume (but adults should leave masks and scary face paint at home).

Hoot ‘n’ Howl features trick-or-treating opportunities all around the wildlife park.

Ever wonder what happens when candy meets science? Check out the Mad Candy Lab.

Need to get just a little bit of exercise? It’s easy with just a wee bit of miniature golf.

Just looking for fun and carnival-style games. Yep. There will be those, too.

And Hoot ‘n’ Howl is the only time of year when members of the general public can take special nighttime tram tours through the 435-acre Free-Roaming Area. Guests can hop aboard heated tram cars and keep their eyeballs peeled for American bison, Roosevelt elk, bighorn sheep, mountain goats, moose and deer as their carriages rumble through the dark.

Visitors may also come across live animal encounters along the paths. And education stations provide an opportunity to learn about the creatures that reside in the wildlife park.

nw trek logoAll activities, trick-or-treating, games, crafts and animal watching are free with admission. It’s a bargain so good, it’s almost scary.

Northwest Trek is open during regular hours - 9:30 a.m. to 3 p.m. - Oct. 24 and 25. The gates reopen at 5:30 p.m. for Hoot ‘n’ Howl, which begins at 6 p.m. For more information, go to