EATONVILLE, Wash. – Getting wild this fall is just a click away – but don’t miss out. Online ticket sales for the popular Hoot ‘n’ Howl event at Northwest Trek Wildlife Park began this week and close on Oct. 14.
The wildest nights of the year at Northwest Trek are scheduled from 5 p.m. to 9 p.m. Oct. 19 and 20.
Each ticket purchased in advance includes a once-a-year nighttime tram ride through the wildlife park’s Free-Roaming Area. It’s a singular adventure in which guests try to spot animals in the dark – and look for the long rumored ghost tram and its hapless driver.
Prices are $10 per member; $12 per nonmember when purchased online at www.nwtrek.org/hoot.
Tickets also will be available at the gate on the nights of the event, but they will be $16 each.
In addition, there is no guarantee of a tram ride for night-of-event purchases like there is for online sales. Last-minute purchases will get seats only on a first-come, first-served basis if there is still room.
These are also the only nights of the year where guests may wear costumes to Northwest Trek. (No scary masks or full-face masks for adults, please.) And the wildlife park will come alive with colorful fall lights, carnival-style games, activities, candy stations and artfully carved pumpkins. Guests who listen closely may even hear the howling of wolves.
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Northwest Trek, accredited by the Association of Zoos & Aquariums, is a 725 acre zoological park dedicated to conservation, education and recreation by displaying, interpreting and researching native Northwest wildlife and their natural habitats. The wildlife park, a facility of Metro Parks Tacoma, is 35 miles southeast of Tacoma off Highway 161.
Kris Sherman: 253-226-6718 or firstname.lastname@example.org