Halloween Hoot, What?

An annual fundraiser hosted by Dinosaur Hill Nature Preserve, Halloween Hoot is a light-hearted family friendly Halloween experience for you and your family to enjoy in a safe, all-in-one, environment. Discover Dinosaur Hill like you've never seen it before with guided forest walks with funny and interactive skits along the way, crafts, candy (duh!), a mini-carnival, and a  cozy campfire with cider and doughnuts!

You, and your family, start the night off creating silly kid friendly lanterns inside the nature center to take with you on your guided forest walk. As you venture into the woods you will come across various skits, games, and interactive stories put on by local theater groups, volunteers, and the staff of Dinosaur Hill. 


Emerging from the woods you and your family will be greeted by a fa-boo-lous Halloween Carnival filled with games and prizes! It wouldn't be Halloween, or fall, if you didn't end the night with a cozy campfire while enjoying your cider and doughnut. 


Create memories with your family that will last a lifetime, all in one convenient and affordable location. Discover what the popular Rochester Tradition is all about!


Funds raised through Halloween Hoot support Dinosaur Hill Nature Preserve and it's outdoor and environmental education programs.


Where is it?

Halloween Hoot is at Dinosaur Hill Nature Preserve located at 333 North Hill Circle, Rochester, MI 48307.


When is it?

Halloween Hoot runs for three (3) days in October. This years dates are:


Friday, October 18th

Saturday, October 19th

Sunday, October 20th

How much is it? 

The price of admission for Halloween Hoot is $8.00 per person.


Each person, whether child or adult, will need a ticket. Be sure to reserve your spot as times slots fill up fast.


Still have questions?

See our Frequently Asked Questions (FAQ) section here.


Frequently Asked Questions

Does everyone need a ticket?

Yes, anyone age 2 years or older will need a ticket for the event. 


Can I go through at any time?

No, tickets are sold for specific time slots and can only be honored for the time sold.


How much is a ticket?

A ticket to Halloween Hoot is $8 and can be purchased here.

Can we dress in costume?

Absolutely!  ALL AGES can dress up, but it is not required. Just be sure to wear something that does not drag on the ground or could become a hazard walking the trails.   


When should we arrive?

Please arrive, a minimum of 15 min early. Give yourself enough time to park and check in at the FRONT of the nature center.

Where should we park?

Please park safely along the streets where allowed.

When we get there where should we go?

When you arrive head to the front of the Dinosaur Hill Nature Preserve building, by the benches, to check in. You can then have a seat by the campfire and wait for your time slot to be called or see what other activities are going on. Please be on the listen for your time slot being called.

What is there to do? 

Time slots will enter the nature center together where you will be given directions on making your Halloween themed craft and be directed on what to do next. After you leave the nature center, you and your family will head into the lit nature preserve trails for a walk  where you will stop to view a series of skits, silly jokes, and other fun entertainers!

Once you finish with the forest walk you will enter the Halloween Mini-Carnival filled with games for ALL ages. Cider and doughnuts await you and your family as you finish off the night with entertainment around our cozy campfire. 

Do I need my ticket printed out? 

Yes, please make sure to print off your ticket to save time at check in.   


Can I volunteer at the event?


Please contact angie@DinosaurHill.org at least one (1) week before the event.  

Register your timeslot before spots fill up!




333 North Hill Circle

Rochester, MI



Nature Trail

Open daily dawn until dusk    


Offices/Indoor Nature Center

Summer Hours


9am - 3pm  




(248) 656-0999







Dinosaur Hill Nature Preserve is a 501(c)(3) Non-Profit institution.  

Dinosaur Hill Nature Preserve (DHNP) is a preserve situated on sixteen acres of land nestled in the neighborhoods of Rochester, MI.

DHNP offers walking trails that are free to the public and offers affordable educational classes for various age groups , maintains the grounds of the land under its stewardship, and works to keep the wonders of nature accessible to the people of the Greater Rochester Area.  

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