Park in the Dark

Midnight at Seattle Arboretum photo via	nicoleanjolie on Flickr

“Park in the Dark” makes me think of teenagers doing things they maybe shouldn’t, but it’s actually a nighttime event for families that starts tonight at the Washington Park Aboretum. You will learn about critters that come out at night, and “Become a bat or a moth, test your sense of smell, and use your “deer ears” to hear night sounds.”

This also happens to be the only official take a child outside event in Seattle, as far as I can tell. Even if you don’t make it to Park in the Dark, you can still participate in take a child outside week – just take your kid outside! And should you find yourself perplexed by what to do once you get outside, they have a list of outdoor activities to get you started.

Park in the Dark happens nightly from 9/25 – 9/27, 6:30 – 8pm
Meet at the Graham Visitor Center, $10 suggested donation

2 Comments so far

  1. gavigan on September 29th, 2008 @ 10:52 am

    Thanks for telling people about Park in the Dark! We had a fantastic turnout — 40 people on Saturday when we expected 25! — and hope to offer the program on a regular basis. This was our first time doing a night hike in the Arboretum, but we’ll be sure to let you know when we get going again. Cheers!

    Meg Matthews
    UW Botanic Gardens (Park in the Dark co-leader)

  2. heidi (heidiu) on September 29th, 2008 @ 11:06 am

    Meg – I’m so glad to hear it was a success! We were out of town and missed it, so I’m goad to hear that more are in the works.


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