POSTED: Thursday, October 10, 2013 - 6:00am
UPDATED: Thursday, October 10, 2013 - 6:04am
BATON ROUGE, LA — Trade screams and scares for laughter and learning this Halloween at Swamp Haunted Hikes at BREC’s Bluebonnet Swamp Nature Center, 10503 N. Oak Hills Pkwy., Oct. 11,18, and 25 from 7:30-9:30 p.m.
This program serves as an alternative to commercial haunted houses and is designed especially for young children. Participants learn about survival "tricks" of snakes, rats, insects and alligators as they collect treats at educational stations along the trail. Visitors will find more spooky silliness in the nature center as they pass through the Animal Morgue to view natural artifacts like skulls, pelts and costumed taxidermy; and the Creepy Cavern to reach out and touch nature at its grossest.
Enjoy face-painting, crafts, and meet live owls, courtesy of Wings of Hope Wildlife Sanctuary.
Bluebonnet Swamp Nature Center encourages children to come dressed in their favorite costume and to bring a flash light. Registration is not required. The fee is $6 per participant, $3 for swamp pass members and free for children you nger than 2 years old.
Call 225-757-8905 or visit brec.org/swamp for more information.