OWL-Oween 2018! A Nature Program at Joslin Garden

Owls! Owls! And more owls! Get ready for Halloween and learn about owls  (and other) in a beautiful outdoor setting at Joslin Garden on Sunday, October 28t, from 2PM - 5PM.

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The City of Oaks Foundation and American Wildlife refuge are sponsoring a fun family nature program with three different kinds of owls, maybe a hawk or another raptor, and an old vulture named Snoopy!  Take a tour of different stations to learn about each bird or animal, and enjoy other activities for kids and adults spread over the Joslin Gardens property.

Your voluntary donations will support the American Wildlife Refuge, who rescue, take care of, and release these birds. There is no set ticket price, but all who attend are encouraged to give. Sponsorship opportunities are also available. 

Please note: This is an outdoor event, with unlevel surfaces and natural trails. Some areas may be inaccessible to guests with limited mobility.

            Joslin Garden
            2431 W. Lake Drive
            Raleigh, NC  27609
            Sunday, October 28th
            2:00PM - 5:00PM

Rain date: If bad weather forces the cancellation of the event, it will be rescheduled for 2:00PM - 5:00PM on Sunday, November 4th.

Register and Make a Donation: Please sign up to attend, and make a donation at: 

Eventbrite - 2018 OWLOWEEN


Can I touch one of the birds?

No. Federal law actually prohibits the animal handlers from letting the audience touch the birds, out of concerns for the animals' welfare. This is a licensing requirement of the animal handlers.

Are there minimum age requirements to enter the event?

No, this event is intended to be child-friendly.

This is a residential neighborhood. Where do I park?

Please park on W. Lake Drive on the side of the road away from the neighbors's houses. Parking is not permitted in the drive way.

What can I bring into the event? Can I bring my pet?

Pets are not permitted at this event due to insurance concerns and because of the other live animals on the property. You may bring your own food and drink, folding chairs, or blankets.

Is photography permitted?

      Volunteers from the American Wildlife Refuge will be offering photographs with the birds
for a donation. Please be respectful of others

What's the refund policy?

Tickets are not required, but the event is intended to raise funds to support the rescue and rehabilitation of these animals and birds. Voluntary donations made via EventBrite cannot be refunded as EventBrite charges the Foundation a non-refundable fee for each transaction

Do I have to bring my printed ticket to the event?

No. The tickets are used to help us with planning, and to communicate with visitors coming to the event. .

How can I contact the organizer with any questions?

Please contact the City of Oaks Foundation at 919-996-4773, or info@cityofoaksfoundation.org with any questions.