Get your costume on and come out for a hootin’ good time at Owl-O-Ween, a spooktacular event at the Carolina Raptor Center that combines the enchantment of owls with the thrill of Halloween!

Owl-O-Ween is perfect for families looking to add a touch of wildlife wonder to their Halloween festivities, but there’s something for everyone to enjoy.

Featured Activities:

  • Costume Contests – Wear your best costume for the chance to win special prizes. There will be winners for Best Bird Costume, Best Non-Bird Costume, and Best Group Costume! You’ll be able to enter the costume contest through a QR code onsite.
  • Trick -or-Treat Trail – Walk the Raptor Trail and fill your buckets with candy provided by Lowes Food and Staples. Please bring your own bag for trick-or-treating!
  • Educational Tables – Tap into your wild side with critter tables featuring everything from snakes to insects.

Schedule of Events:

  • 10:30am – Presentation by a Raptor Biologist on raptor conservation using a “Robo-Owl.”
  • 11:30am – Meet a Raptor: Get to know one of our avian ambassadors in this educational program.
  • 1:00pm* & 1:30pm* – Fly-By: Witness a bird in flight in this one-of-a-kind experience.
  • 2:30pm – Keeper Chat: Say hello to Bart, our Eurasian Eagle Owl, and learn what makes owls special.

* For the safety of our bird, Fly-Bys have limited capacity. After entry to the Raptor Trail, look for a CRC staff member to receive a stamp that allows entry to one of the Fly-Bys (as available). To give as many people the opportunity to enjoy this experience, we request that you only attend one Fly-By. Other programs may be limited in capacity to protect our birds if deemed necessary by our trainers.

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All programs and activities at Owl-O-Ween are included with admission.


Saturday, October 28, 2023


10:00 AM - 3:00 PM


Included with admission

Carolina Raptor Center

6000 Sample Road, Huntersville, NC 28078

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