Upcoming Special Programs

Unhaunted House & Carnival


Friday, October 21st, 6-9 pm
Saturday, October 22nd, 4-8 pm

Unhaunted House Passes: $8 per person,
$10 per person at the door (Children under 3 are free.)
Pumpkin carved to say Unhaunted House
Go on a Fantastic Adventure through the Unhaunted House with Tarzan, Rapunzel, Robin Hood, and more to find out which animals like to go on adventures too!  Come face to face with brave and daring animals like tarantulas, owls, and bats.  The Unhaunted House Carnival includes free storytelling, craft, and marshmallow roasting; games, face painting, night hikes, and tasty treats from the Bat's  Bakery are available for a small fee (tickets available for purchase at the event).  So bring the family for an evening or afternoon of spooky fun! 

Passes into the Unhaunted House are for specific time slots, so be sure to sign up early.  Children under twelve must be accompanied by an adult.  Note:  Entrance times indicate the time period we will try to begin your journey into the Unhaunted House.  Delays may occur due to the needs of the animals.

Friday, October 21st

  • Class # 38879     6:00-6:30pm
  • Class # 38880     6:30-7:00pm
  • Class # 38881     7:00-7:30pm
  • Class # 38882     7:30-8:00pm
  • Class # 38883     8:00-8:30pm
  • Class # 38884     8:30-9:00pm

Saturday, October 22nd

  • Class # 38887     4:00-4:30pm
  • Class # 38888     4:30-5:00pm
  • Class # 38889     5:00-5:30pm
  • Class # 38890     5:30-6:00pm
  • Class # 38891     6:00-6:30pm
  • Class # 38892     6:30-7:00pm
  • Class # 38893     7:00-7:30pm
  • Class # 38894     7:30-8:00pm


Tarantula Hikes at Mt. Diablo

*New Program*

Discover Mt. Diablo's Gentle Giants, the California Tarantula.  These often maligned and feared spiders are completely harmless to people.  Find out where they live, what they eat, how they survive, and why we see them only in the fall.  Take a moderate slow 2-mile hike (approximately 2 hours), looking for tarantulas and their burrows.  You will also be introduced to some of the flora, fauna, and history of Mt. Diablo State Park.  Wear comfortable shoes, bring water, a snack if needed, and dress for the weather.   Hike starts at Mt. Diablo's Mitchell Canyon Visitor's Center near Clayton.  Space is limited, and hike will proceed rain or shine.  Children must be accompanied by an adult.  Additional cost:  $6 parking at the Visitor's Center.

  • Class # 39699     Sat 10/15, 4:30-6:30pm
  • Class # 39700     Sat 10/22, 4:30-6:30pm
  • Class # 39702     Sat 10/29, 4:30-6:30pm