Fun Friday: Spooky Weekend Ahead!

Happy Friday, hope your family is all set to experience some truly unique Halloween adventures this weekend, because we’ve got ’em. Here is a list of some of our picks for family fun on the trick-or-treatiest night of the year…

Alyeska Resort is hosting a halloween party for kids in its Daylodge on Saturday from 4 p.m.-7 p.m. For $3 ($10 per family) kids can be tricked and treated in the warmth of a ski lodge and help support the Girdwood School computer department.

Eagle River Nature Center has a few things to do on Halloween. First is an 11 a.m. ‘Enchanted Forest’ for the little ones, being held at the Center’s classroom Yurt. Small spooks can receive treats, listen to stories, and learn more about the animals that enjoy the chill of autumn. $5 per child.

After visiting the Yurt, why not check out a presentation by the folks at Bird Treatment and Learning Center, who are bringing a Great Horned Owl to visit. At 2 p.m. staff from Bird TLC will teach visitors all about these majestic birds and why they remain so mysterious. Free.

At 2:45 p.m. elementary-aged kids are invited to take a guided walk down the Rodak trail to the classroom Yurt and collect treats, and maybe a few tricks, too. $5 per child.

The Alaska Zoo hosts its annual ‘Zoo Boo’ on Saturday from 5 p.m.-8 p.m. at their facility on O’Malley road. This is a ‘wildly’ popular event, and tickets are required for non-pass holders. $12 adults, $6 kids, and they can be purchased online (the best bet) or by standing in line at the Zoo. A fun evening for the whole family, Zoo Boo will feature lighted trails, pumpkins and treats handed out by various animal friends.

Whatever activity your family chooses, be sure to remember warm clothing, flashlights, and maybe even a blinking light attached to the costume. It’s dark out there!

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