HOLDERNESS — It began in 1991 with live skits about nature with an eerie and often humorous twist. Since then, the annual Halloween Hoot N’ Howl at Squam Lakes Natural Science Center has become a beloved event with multiple generations of families coming back year after year for Halloween fun.
On Saturday, Oct. 14, from 6 to 8:30 p.m., guests will enjoy various Halloween thrills on the Science Center grounds. Between 6 and 7:30 p.m., 40-minute guided tours will depart every 10 minutes, bringing guests around a Halloween-themed trail. Along the way, guides will stop for guests to watch skits and other spooky attractions. After the tour guests can enjoy fun games, snacks and beverages and Halloween candy.
Past skits at the Halloween Hoot N’ Howl have included storytelling, mad scientists, mysterious creatures, wild animals and crazy insects. Guests are encouraged to dress in costume to keep with the Halloween theme of the event.
The cost for the Halloween Hoot N’ Howl is $8 for members and $11 for non-members. This event is for all ages and held rain or shine. This is a reservation only event that regularly sells out. Register early by calling 603-968-7194, ext. 7.
This is the Science Center staff from the 2016 Hoot 'N Howl. (Courtesy photo)