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Construction is in progress around our barnyard area. During this time, our barnyard animals will be interacting with new habitats inside and outside of the barn and receiving daily enrichment. Please bear with us while we make improvements for our animals and guests!
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Virtual Halloween Costume Contest

October 19, 2021 @ 8:00 am - November 3, 2021 @ 5:00 pm

The WNC Nature Center is having a virtual costume contest this Halloween!

Entering is easy – take a picture of your child and/or family in their costume and email it to by Wednesday, November 3.

Voting will start November 7 on our Facebook page! Share your spookiest, most creative, and animal/nature themed costumes, and the winners with the most likes will receive prizes valued at $50 or more!


October 19, 2021 @ 8:00 am
November 3, 2021 @ 5:00 pm
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Friends of the WNC Nature Center