Submitted by ub on Wed, 09/28/2011 - 17:21

Pumpkin sculptures of spooky scarecrows, frightening spiders, sneaky snakes, and more designed by artist Michael Natiello await discovery at every turn in the Everett Children Adventure Garden. Youngsters play inside a "gourd-geous" Pumpkin House, put on a scary show at the Pumpkin Puppet Theater, have a "hoot" finding out what owls eat by dissecting pellets, and look for wiggly worms under a rotting log. Kids of all ages are encouraged to wear scary costumes for daily parades through the Adventure Garden. Get your tickets.
Creepy Creatures Weekend
Saturday & Sunday, October 1 & 2, 1 and 3 p.m.

Ugh! Bugs! (Saturday)
Get up close to creepy crawly insects such as Madagascar hissing cockroaches, the emperor scorpion, the pink-toe tarantula, crickets, millipedes, and more.

Gone Batty! (Sunday)
Come face-to-face with a variety of bats, including the largest bat in the world, the gigantic flying fox bat from Malaysia, which has a wingspan of nearly six feet!
Pumpkin Party
Saturday–Monday, October 8, 9, & 10, all day (Columbus Day Weekend)
Delight in the fantastical creations of master puppeteer Ralph Lee. Take part in spooky storytelling, puppet-making, and loads of creepy hands-on fun for the entire family. Enjoy seasonal treats courtesy of Whole Foods Market.
Giant Pumpkin Carving Weekends

Saturday & Sunday, October 22 & 23, all day
Watch master carver and two-time Food Network Challenge winner Ray Villafane transform pumpkins into monsters!

Saturday & Sunday, October 29 & 30, all day
See Michael Natiello transform pumpkins into amazing sculptures, releasing the beast from within!
Spooky Nighttime Adventure
Saturdays, October 22 & 29, 6–7:30 p.m.
Grab a flashlight and explore the eerie sculptures of the Adventure Garden after dark. Trick-or-treat along the paths, and decorate a pumpkin to take home.

Non-Member $20/Member $15
Advance tickets recommended. Get tickets.
Bugs and Brews: Halloween Fun for Grown-ups
Friday, October 28, 7–9 p.m.
Thrill the kid in you with spooky fun in the Adventure Garden while treating your adult side to bubbling artistically beers and insect delicacies—if you dare!