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Creatures of the Night

October 30 @ 5:00 pm - 8:00 pm

By day, Sherman Library & Gardens is a paradise of colorful flowers and blooming plants.  But on the evenings of October 29 & 30 Sherman Gardens will offer a glimpse into a different world, when the Gardens presents “Creatures of the Night” a family friendly evening of entertainment and education.

Creatures of the Night is a lively and engaging event where families can come to have fun while learning about the habits of birds of prey and nocturnal animals.  OC Birds of Prey, Santa Ana Zoo and Adventures in Living Science will be here sharing their knowledge and their creatures.

Grab an adventurous partner, or the whole family, and enjoy an eerie garden walk and discover what plants do after dark.  Toxic specimens, night blooming  plants, and the Forbidden Jungle await! Dissect an owl pellet in the Nocturnal Alley, or create your own baby owlet out of a pinecone at the craft table.  Or both!

Attendees will receive a passport to explore the Gardens after dark and visit interactive animal stations that delve into the nocturnal world and its inhabitants.  Guests can get up close to birds of prey, tortoises, creepy, crawly bugs and get a close look at dissected carnivorous plants.  Scorpions, tarantulas, lizards, snakes and other nocturnal animals will all be in the gardens.  It is not a trick-or-treating, haunted house, or scary adventure.

Advance ticket sales only!  No tickets will be sold at the gate. 

Fee: $15 Member / $25 Non-Member

Children 3 and Under Free

Creatures of the Night

  • Choose an arrival time. You may arrive anytime between the half hour time slot.
  • Price: $15.00
  • Price: $25.00