Halloween Haunts

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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. Halloween Haunts is designed especially for families with children ages 4 to 10.

Don’t miss Milwaukee’s premier family Halloween event. Advance Tickets Required! Buy your tickets early - they ALWAYS sell out.

Wehr’s woodland is transformed into an Enchanted Forest complete with a talking owl, a wise-cracking skeleton and even some rapping arthropods.

Glowing mushrooms and happy ghosts are ready to surprise families that follow the Jack-o-lantern lit trail.

The trip through the Enchanted Forest is just spooky enough to keep the kids enthralled, but is not designed to give anyone a nightmare. In fact, most folks leave with a smile on their face and a new appreciation for nature’s misunderstood creatures.

Visitors are treated to a snack of cider and popcorn and can enjoy games, crafts, face painting and fortune telling in the Gardner Room after their walk. There is even a magic show to enjoy while you wait for your hike to start! It all makes for a great evening of entertainment and education.

Join us on Saturday, October 19th 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, our matinee will feature a self-guided walk into a Wetland Wonderland complete with costumed characters and special effects. Enjoy making simple Halloween crafts, and visit with Wehr’s education animals, Snacks and beverages will be available for purchase.

$5 per person. Children 1 year and younger are free
Pre-registration is required for groups by Oct. 14; individuals and families can pay at the door
Wehr will strive to provide any needed accommodation. Please contact Emily at [email protected] or 414-425-8550 for assistance.

2019 Dates & Times

October 17-19

Hikes start every 7 minutes between 6:30 to 8:30 pm. Rain or Shine.

Saturday, October 19 Matinee - 2:00-2:30pm

Cost & Discounts

$10 per person
$7 Milwaukee County Resident
$7 FOW members

FREE Parking

***Tickets must be purchased in advance***
- Members of the Friends of Wehr Special Early Ticket Sales Start Monday, September 16 at 9 a.m.
- General Public Ticket Sales begin Monday, September 23 and are on sale daily from 9 a.m.-4 p.m.

We recommend that you come in person to purchase tickets. You can also charge your tickets over the phone using Visa, Discover, or MasterCard. Tickets must be picked up at the Nature Center prior to Oct. 17 during regular office hours, 8:30am–4pm daily.

Tickets can be mailed to you for an additional $5 fee per order; There will be no refunds or replacement for tickets lost in the mail.

- You must pay at the time of reservation
- You are limited to 16 tickets per person
- One adult must accompany every 5 children
- Tickets are non-refundable, non-exchangeable

$5 per person. Children 1 year and younger are free
Pre-registration is required for groups by Oct. 14; individuals and families can pay at the door

Closed Today

Aug. 24, 2019


Wehr Nature Center
9701 W College Avenue
Franklin WI 53132




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Wehr Nature Center
9701 W College Avenue
Franklin WI 53132

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