Halloween Spooktacular

Halloween Spooktacular
Visit anytime October 1-30 to enjoy special activities in the Butterfly Biosphere


Creepy Crawly Carnival

Tickets available HERE.

October 29: 4 pm - 8 pm
Costume Showcases: 4:30 pm, 5:30 pm, 6:30 pm, 7:30 pm




Included with Butterfly Biosphere admission, Free for Thanksgiving Point members.



Visit anytime during October to enjoy our extra spooky atmosphere! Including:

  • Pumpkin Scavenger Hunt
  • Decomposing Pumpkins Exhibit
  • Coloring Contest
  • Orange and Black butterflies in the Conservatory


October 29th, 4 pm - 8pm

All Ages - Costumes encouraged! Spend the evening with some of your favorite “creepy crawlies” at the Butterfly Biosphere for a Halloween party the whole family can enjoy! Featuring:

Ghost Bugs: Can you create camouflaged bugs to blend into the biosphere?
Frankenbugs: Rearrange bugs bodies to create your own new species!
Spider's Supper: Catapult flies into the Spiders web!
Hungry Hungry Decomposers: A competition to see who can feed the most to their hungry decomposer!
Paper Moths: Create your own moth, and see how far it can fly!
Nocturnal Nightmares: Are you brave enough to explore a nocturnal creature’s habitat in the dark?


Fridays in October

Put your insect sleuthing skills to the test with Friday Mystery Nights throughout the month! All ages can join us on October 8, 15, and 22 from 5 pm - 8 pm. See below for themes and descriptions.

Friday Mystery Nights

The Abduction of Agatha's Arachnid
October 8, 5 pm - 8 pm

Agatha the Witch has lost her beloved arachnid, Draco! She thinks he might be one of the 6 arachnids that were stolen and found in the basement of a pet thief – they were going to make a coat of spiders! Agatha gave us a description of her adorable arachnid, Draco, but his picture was damaged. Learn about the diversity of arachnids to help us figure out which one is Draco!


The Haunting of the Bee Classroom
October 15, 5 pm - 8 pm

By day, the Butterfly Biosphere is alive with wonder and fun, but by night, the staff are quaking in their shoes any time they visit the Bee Classroom! Spooky noises and creepy shadows – the staff are sure there’s a ghost in there! Look closer at our invertebrates to figure out which exhibit bug has moved into the Bee Classroom.

Shenanigans in the Cemetery
October 22, 5 pm - 8 pm

Six bug friends from the local Fright Club go looking for Halloween thrills! After daring each other to walk through the cemetery on Halloween, they had a wild night of tricks and treats with the undead inhabitants. Visit our four mystery puzzles to find out which bug went on which spooky adventure!

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