Discover What is Actually Going Bump in the Night at Garfield Park Conservatory’s “Creatures of the Night”

From bats to owls to spiders, discover how some creatures have special adaptations or “tricks” that help them roam in the dark, at “Creatures of the Night” a free Halloween event at the Garfield Park Conservatory, 300 N. Central Park Ave. on Saturday, Oct. 31 from noon to 3pm.

Families can meet live nocturnal animals like fruit bats, spiders, owls and more, as they make a rare daytime appearance at the Conservatory.

Visitors will learn about the creatures’ ability to learn adaptation “tricks” and get a very special “treat” at special critter stations.  Other fun activities include spider plantings, wormy apples, and much more.

Admission to Creatures of the Night is free. For more information go to garfield-conservatory.org or call 773-638-1766.


Garfield Park Conservatory is located just fifteen minutes west of downtown. From I-290, exit Independence Avenue (3800 west) and travel north. Turn east onto Washington Blvd. Turn north onto Central Park Avenue (3600 west).

Alternatively, take the CTA Green line and exit at Conservatory/Central Park Drive.

About Chicago Park District

For more information about the Chicago Park District’s more than 7,600 acres of parkland, 570 parks, 26 miles of lakefront, 10 museums, two world-class conservatories, 16 historic lagoons, 10 bird and wildlife gardens, thousands of special events, sports and entertaining programs, please visit chicagoparkdistrict.com or contact the Chicago Park District at 312-742-PLAY or 312-747-2001 (TTY).

Want to share your talent? Volunteer in the parks by calling 312-742-PLAY.

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