Halloween Haunts

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A 34-year Tradition of Celebrating Halloween the Natural Way

Halloween Haunts combines the make-believe, spooky fun of Halloween with the beauty of nighttime nature to create an event that is fun for the whole family. For three nights each year, Wehr's woodland is transformed into an Enchanted Forest complete with a cackling witch, a talking owl, and even some rapping arthropods. Visitors are amazed by the over three hundred Jack-o-lanterns that light the path through the forest. The walk is just spooky enough to keep kids on their toes, but is designed to create chuckles and smiles, not nightmares.

- NEW! Snap some family photos at our selfie spot
- Enjoy a magic show after your walk
- Donate to our virtual food drive

Halloween Haunts Matinee on Saturday, October 15 from 2-3:30 pm
Join us for a special daytime version of our popular Halloween Haunts event designed for families and groups who would like a fully accessible nature themed Halloween event.

You'll enjoy
- a self-guided walk into our Wetland Wonderland to learn about nature from costumed characters
- making simple Halloween crafts
- visiting with Wehr's education animals
- a stroll along Wehr's accessible boardwalk trail

Purchase your tickets early for this popular evening of education and entertainment.

2022 Dates & Times

October 13-15

Oct. 13,14 & 15: 6-8:30pm
Your ticket is for a specific hike start time. Hikes begin every 7 minutes between 6 and 8:30 pm.

Oct. 15 Matinee: 2-3:30pm

Arrive at Wehr 15 minutes prior to your scheduled walk time. We do not guarantee you a hike if you arrive late.

Cost & Discounts

$10 per person/Advance tickets only/$4 parking fee applies

Oct. 15 Matinee: $5 per person; payable at the door/$4 parking fee applies. Children 1 year and younger are free

Closed Today

Nov. 26, 2022


Wehr Nature Center
9701 W College Avenue
Franklin, WI 53132

Milwaukee County

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Phone: 414-425-8550


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Last Updated

Sept. 29, 2022, 5:04 p.m.

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