Meet a Spider and Opossum in the Friendly Forest

Meet a Spider and Opossum in the Friendly Forest
Posted at 9:26 AM, Oct 01, 2018
and last updated 2018-10-01 09:27:28-04

The Harris Nature Center, 3998 Van Atta Road, in Meridian Township has Halloween Adventures for the whole family on Saturday, October 27th from 10 am – 5 pm.

“Halloween is the perfect time for families to be outside, experiencing nature, while enjoying this whimsical holiday,” said Nature Center Coordinator Kit Rich. “At this event, we try to teach a little about animals and nature through the theme of Halloween.”

Most children like to begin their adventure at the Halloween Fun House, a Halloween thrill without blood or gore. They continue their adventure with crafts inside the building and games outside. Again this year, they can take a swing at a real pumpkin piñata and collect candy when it finally breaks. Children accompanied by an adult can follow a trail for a short walk through the “Friendly Forest” participating in activities and meeting a “spider” and an “opossum” along the way to the pumpkin patch where they will be allowed to choose a pumpkin and take it back to the building to decorate. Children can also take a hayride with a naturalist through the park and then enjoy spooky stories while roasting marshmallows around the campfire.

In the main display area of the nature building visitors will have the opportunity to enjoy refreshments and to learn about the animals on display there. Children can participate in all of these activities for just $8. No registration is necessary for this event and it will continue regardless of the weather.

For more information about this and other programs offered at the Harris Nature Center, contact 517.349.3866 or and find out more online at and and

Source: Press Release