Follow the enchanted trail into the forest, illuminated by jack-o-lanterns. Encounter larger than life creatures, plants, and characters as they perform skits about mysterious activities in nature. Gather around the campfire for engaging stories. Join us for this outdoor event: rain, shine or moonlight!
Family friendly event for ages 4-adult. Hour-long tours from 5-9pm.
$12/Person (Members) $15/Person (Nonmembers)
Pre-registration is required.
Please select the time for your tour from the buttons below, which will take you to a ticket sales page for that specific time slot. Tours are about 60 minutes long. (This is a registration; there are no paper tickets. At the event, you can check in your party at the greeting table.)
It is an educational and entertaining family-friendly event with a focus on how we encounter nature. It features a trail through the woods, lit by jack-o-lanterns. Along the trail guests encounter performance stations where a skit or story is shared. There are also crafts, refreshments and other activities which can be enjoyed before or after the outdoor tour. Participants must pre-register for a particular tour time and arrive at least 15 minutes before your tour starts.
The walk on the trail through the woods takes about an hour, following a jack-o-lantern trail and stopping at the performance stations for about 5 minutes each.
The program is ideal for ages 4-10 and adults, but all ages are welcome!
The Enchanted Forest event contains no deliberately “scary” components, and is aimed at entertaining and teaching. We welcome families with children to the event, and adults find the experience enjoyable, fun and educational, and bringing a child is not required!
This year, the Enchanted Forest will occur on our brand new All Access Trail, which accommodates strollers and other assistive devices. However, this tour is about an hour long on a wooded trail, so access to the building and/or parking lot is not quickly available. If a small child needs to be attended to, there will be a walk on a dimly lit trail back to vehicles and the center. Please use your best discretion in determining if your child should attend the event. No purchased ticket is necessary for children 2 and under.
No! It is designed not to be scary and is a wonderful alternative to haunted houses, etc. that some families find disturbing. On occasion, walking in the woods in the dark may be uncomfortable for some participants, but there are no intentionally fear-producing features.
All of the outdoor stations are covered with tarps so that participants will be protected from the weather. The trails however are not covered so please come prepared to be outside in the weather. It can also be chilly, so dress warmly.
Yes! The Enchanted Forest walks along our new All Persons Trail that provides even terrain for strollers, wheelchairs and other assistive devices.
Costumes are highly encouraged as long as they don’t interfere with being able to see or have long flowing parts that could get caught on branches as you go through the woods. Also, sturdy footwear is recommended – you’ll be on a woodland trail.
Photo: Enchanted Forest path, by Dyanna Smith.