October 2004

Contact: Rachel Grover, Public Relations Coordinator: 360-832-7189;

cell: 253-208-4268; e-mail: grover@nwtrek.org

Hoot ‘n’ Howl Halloween Party at Northwest Trek

Enjoy the thrill and see the sights–games, twilight tram rides and moonlit nights!

Eatonville, WA – Bring the whole family for a howlin’ good time at Northwest Trek Wildlife Park’s annual Hoot ‘n’ Howl party, set for Friday and Saturday, Oct. 29 and 30 from 6-10 p.m.

Celebrate autumn at this family friendly festival. Board an illuminated tram to explore darkened forests and nocturnal animals of the free-roaming area; walk shadowy pathways to catch glimpses of wolves lurking about their exhibit; see birds of prey watching your every move, and watch a live owl presentation.

Enjoy games, twilight tram rides and candy treats; a scavenger hunt, stories and animals to meet. Don’t be afraid to knock on our door. Lighted pathways will help you explore!

Rain or shine there’ll still be lots to do; the indoor discovery centers are decorated just for you!

Other activities include:

• Night time tram ride

• Eerily lit animal exhibits, such as beavers, river otters, and wolves

• Halloween tattoo station

• Guessing contests

• Creature feature - a short movie about a creature of the night

• Bugs and Bones display - complete with bug cemetery

• Owl pellet dissection

• "Bats Amazing" exhibit

• Games and Arts and Crafts

• Howling good treats to eat in the cafe

DATES: Oct. 29 and 30, rain or shine

TIMES: 6 to 10 p.m.

FEES: $8 per person includes eerie night tram ride, trick-or-treat bags and prizes. Fees are non-refundable. Pay at the door.

AGES: All ages are welcome. Hoot ‘n’ Howl is for children

and the young-at-heart.

NOTE: To prepare for Hoot ‘n’ Howl, Trek will close at 4:30 p.m. on Friday, October 29 and at 5:00 p.m. on Saturday, October 30. The last tram ride will be at 3 p.m.

Northwest Trek, accredited by the American Zoo and Aquarium Association, is a 615-acre zoological park devoted to the display, interpretation, research and conservation of North American native wildlife. Northwest Trek is 35 miles southeast of Tacoma off of Highway 161 on the way to Mt. Rainier. For more information, call 360-832-7160 or visit www.nwtrek.org.

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