Biggest Halloween in the Wild Event Ever at the International Wildlife Museum


Halloween in the Wild is one of the Museum’s most popular events every year. It was held on October 26th and had a record-setting attendance of 591 visitors during the two-hour event! 27 volunteers and numerous generous donors made this possible!

What’s more fun than visiting a creepy castle during Halloween? A creepy castle full of games, crafts, live animal encounters, a haunted house and of course, TONS of candy!

At the event, kids played nine different carnival games such as fishing, witch hat ring toss and candy corn bean bag toss and visited five craft stations where they created masks, zombies, ghosts and pop-up cards, amongst others. The cake walk was popular as always and thanks to our staff who brought in baked goods, we were able to give away more than 40 cakes and treats! Visitors also got to meet the Education Department’s live creepy creatures – snakes, lizards, hissing cockroaches and tarantulas!

The Haunted House was the biggest draw of the event, with line spanning the dining area through the whole time! SCI and Museum staff created incredible props that made the theme, “Evil Fairytales,” come to life!

Chick-Fil-A was on site selling food to the visitors and donated 100 breakfast gift cards as prize giveaways for the Pumpkin Poke Fundraiser, which generated $254 in donations! Other donations for prizes came from Costco, Jason’s Deli, Peter Piper Pizza and Pump It Up. Air Tropics LLC donated $500 worth of candy to give out to the trick-or-treaters!

A great time was had by all!

The International Wildlife Museum, located in Tucson, Arizona is excited to bring sustainable-use conservation messages to over 50,000 visitors each year with nearly half of them school-aged children.  Visitors and campers gain an awareness and understanding about how SCIF contributes to wildlife conservation around the world and how these conservation achievements would not be possible without the contribution of hunters.


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