NTBG invites keiki to Halloween event

The National Tropical Botanical Garden and the Hawai‘i Invasive Species Council are teaming up to provide spooky and educational festivities to children and their families in celebration of Halloween.

The first-ever Ghoulish Goblin Garden Bash will be held Saturday, from 3 p.m. to 5 p.m. at NTBG’s South Shore Visitors Center across from Spouting Horn.

The Bash is open to keiki ages 6 to 10 and their ‘ohana. Dress up like a ghoul or goblin for a chance to win a prize.

During the free event, families can take part in a series of interactive interpretive stations:

• Snakes in the forest: Search for the hidden invasive snakes

• Halloween senses: A hands on activity with squishy and gooey things from nature

• ‘Aina trick or treat: Identify native and invasive species

• Zelda the Good Witch: Meet Zelda the Good Witch and her friendly native friends, including: happy-faced spider, Hawaiian crow and Pueo.

• Mask making: Design your own creative mask

• Storytelling: Gather for spooky and mysterious tales from Hawai‘i’s natural history

The bash will end with a candy hunt on the grounds.

“This is a great opportunity for the families on Kaua‘i to get into the Halloween spirit in a fun, safe and interactive way. We hope to see many little ghouls and goblins creeping around the Garden,” Education Program Coordinator Stefani Gee said, according to a press release.

RSVP is required. Contact the NTBG Education Department at 332-7324, ext. 250 to register.

For more information, contact Jackie Kozak at jkozak@hawaii.edu or 346-5390.


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