(October 7, 2008) - Attention fall fun seekers! It’s time to slither over to the Crystal Bridge Tropical Conservatory for a ghastly good time at the Myriad Botanical Gardens’ annual Creepy Conservatory, Saturday, October 25 from 1 - 3:30 p.m.
Kids of all ages will gasp with glee at this freaky and furry collection of exotic animals. This year’s featured creatures are from around the globe — including those countries highlighted in the Gardens’ Passport to Plants exhibition. Animals include an African tortoise and hedgehog, an Australian kangaroo, plus porcupines, snakes, spiders and much, much more. The highlight of the event is the ring-tailed lemur, a member of the primate family whose only natural home is on the African island of Madagascar, one of the countries featured in Passport to Plants.
While at the Gardens, young adventurers can take a crawl through the Tropical Trick or Treat Trail and take part in a variety of fun kids’ crafts and educational activities. Costumes are encouraged.
Participation in Creepy Conservatory is free with paid admission to the Crystal Bridge.
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.