Myriad Botanical Gardens hosts "creepy" Halloween event
(October 15, 2007) - Creepy crawlers with all number of legs will slip, slither and scuttle their way into the Crystal Bridge Saturday, October 27 for the Myriad Botanical Gardens’ annual Creepy Conservatory. From 1 – 4 p.m., guests can scare themselves silly as they go hands-on with some of the most feared creatures in the world – snakes, spiders and centipedes.
Tony Baum, of Guthrie’s Fat Frog Pets, will bring along scads of scary creatures including pythons, scorpions, giant centipedes and tarantulas.
"This event is a great way to get into the Halloween spirit,” said Janet Latham, Myriad Botanical Gardens horticulturalist. “Not only can kids learn about these fascinating creatures, but they will also have a blast exploring the Crystal Bridge."
Spider-free activities will be offered in the Conservatory’s south lobby for the faint of heart. Fun fall crafts, along with a scary scavenger hunt, will keep kids busy. All activities are included with admission price and available on a first-come, first-served basis.
Guests are encouraged to come dressed as their favorite creepy crawler or other Halloween character.
The Myriad Botanical Gardens is located at Reno and Robinson in downtown Oklahoma City. Admission is $6 for adults and $3 for children ages 4 to 12. The Crystal Bridge is open from 9 a.m. – 6 p.m. Monday through Saturday and noon – 6 p.m. on Sunday. For more information, call (405) 297-3995 or log on to www.myriadgardens.com.
The Myriad Botanical Gardens is a division of the Oklahoma City Parks and Recreation Department.