For two nights each October, the trails surrounding The Wilderness Center are filled with the laughter and excitement of families discovering the nocturnal creatures of the Enchanted Forest.
This year at the Enchanted Forest, Spider, Mole, Mouse, Turtle, Skunk and Crayfish will invite families into their forest homes. As guests are escorted along our pumpkin-lit trails by volunteer ‘fireflies,’ these friendly animals will sing songs, tell jokes and share stories of how and where they make their homes in the nighttime woodlands. Following this 45-minute walk, families can return to the Interpretive Building for refreshments.
Children and adults are welcome to wear non-scary costumes. Before hitting the trails, visitors to this year’s Enchanted Forest can visit our coloring area, pose for photos with Luna Moth, and visit with Barnaby the box turtle. Be sure to stop in to the Astronomy Education Building when you are coming or going to do some star-gazing through our telescopes or enjoy a planetarium show to add some extra fun and enrichment to your evening!
Advance registrations are encouraged to avoid long waits, and can be made at wildernesscenter.or or by calling 330.359.5235