Halloween Fun at Twin Cities Nature Centers

Nature center Halloween events are for the wild families of the Twin Cities. Nature centers have their annual spooky events coming up in October. St. Paul and Minneapolis also love to get in Halloween Park Fun. Get a last chance at getting out and exploring nature here in the city before winter takes over.

More Halloween fun in the Twin Cities: Find our monster lists of FREE Halloween events and plan-ahead (fee based) Halloween activities.

Nature Center Halloween Events

 

Twin Cities Nature Center Halloween Events – Northwest Metro

Eastman Nature Center | Maple Grove

Not-So-Spooky Mystery

Help solve a mystery! Gather clues in the woods and earn treats. Costumes encouraged. Register for Activity #4ENC2200 by 10/23; October 30. Choose a 30-minute timeslot. 10-4:15pm, $8/pp.

Springbrook Nature Center | Fridley

Pumpkin Night in the Park

Enchanted trails, costumed characters, kids dance, glowing pumpkins, and food. This year, there will be no admission sold at the gate, all tickets must be purchased online in advance. October 23, $10/pp. Learn more and register here.


Twin Cities Nature Center Halloween Events – Northeast Metro

Harriet Alexander Nature Center | Roseville

Halloween Spooktacular

Live owls w/Wildlife Science Center, Outdoor story trail & carnival games, Barrel train rides by Kaptain Kirby, Indoor Halloween craft, Fireside music by Bill Cagley, Trunk & Treat organized by Calvary Church youth, Free refreshments. October 30, $7.50-$8.50/child, registration required.

Tamarack Nature Center: White Bear Lake

Tamarack Trick or Treat

A low-key, non-scary event for kids pre-k through elementary with a parent. Play in Discovery Hollow, see live animals, participate in games and activities and get treats. Start times: 3:00, 3:30, 3:40 or 4:00 p.m. Activities take approximately 75 minutes to complete. October 30, fee: $7.50/child, $3.50/adult. Registration is required.

Wargo Nature Center | Lino Lakes

Little Goblins Costume Party

Wargo Nature Center, 7701 Main St, Lino Lakes, MN 55038
For kids 8 and under, carnival games, crafts, refreshments, photo opportunities and a guided flashlight hike. Costumes encouraged. October 29, 6pm-8pm. Fee: $10/pp. Registration is required.


Twin Cities Nature Center Halloween Events – Southeast Metro

Dodge Nature Center | West St Paul

Nature after Dinner: Nature Glows

Use a UV flashlight to search the woods after dark for what might be glowing bright at night. Designed for Ages 3-8 with adults. October 21, preregistration is required. 6:30pm-7:30pm, $5/pp.

Lebanon Hills Visitor Center | Eagan

Cobwebs & Caches

Take a GPS unit to find hidden jack-o-lantern caches – then collect a prize. If you don’t have a GPS unit, borrow one at the park. And yes, bring your Halloween costume! October 29, 4pm, $8/pp.


Twin Cities Nature Center Halloween Events – Southwest Metro

Eden Prairie Outdoor Center

NOT-SO-SCARY NATURE TRAIL

Learn about all the not-so-scary things associated with Halloween. Walk the lantern-lit trail and learn about bats, owls, snakes, eagles and so much more while collecting a Halloween treat at each station.  October 30, Staring Lake Outdoor Center, Eden Prairie. 6-8pm (Register for a time slot) $11/pp.

Lowry Nature Center | Victoria

Enchanted Forest Halloween

Explore the Enchanted Trail, play games, dance to the Roe Family Singers and watch the Mad Scientist. This non-scary event is perfect for young kids. October 30, 2:30-4:50pm, $6/pp, under 2 free. 

Minnesota Landscape Arboretum | Chaska

Arboorteum

Trick or treat in front of the Oswald Visitor Center. Bring your costume for great photo opportunities at the World of Pumpkins and Scarecrows in the Garden displays. October 31, 10am-2pm. $15/adults. Must register for tickets in advance.

Westwood Hills Nature Center | St Louis Park

Westwood Annual Halloween Party

Come in costumes and enjoy a variety of indoor and outdoor activities. Friday or Saturday October 22-23, 6:30-9:30pm, $9-$12/pp, pre-registration required. 

Wood Lake Nature Center | Richfield

Half-Haunted Halloween

Stations include the trick or treat trail, a magician, games and a barn dance.  October 23, Purchase tickets for specific entry time, beginning 2pm-6pm, $5/pp. 


Halloween in St Paul & Minneapolis Parks

Almost every neighborhood in Minneapolis and Saint Paul offers their own version of Halloween Park Fun. These are scheduled so you can choose attend them instead or in addition to trick or treating. We’ve also tossed in some community bonfires that aren’t strictly Halloween, but seasonal.

There are so many parks in Minneapolis and Saint Paul that we have separated out their Halloween events. If you are looking for events in suburban parks try our Free HalloweenPlan Ahead Halloween or Nature Center articles.

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