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.


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


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


Friday, October 18th

Saturday, October 19th

Sunday, October 20th


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.





Yes, anyone over the age of 2 years of old will need a ticket for the event. 



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



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


Absolutely!  We encourage ALL AGES to dress up.  


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

Please park safely along the streets.

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.

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. 

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



Please contact at least one (1) week before the event.  


Register your timeslot before spots fill up!


Dinosaur Hill Nature Preserve is a 501(c)3 non-profit organization and is supported by generous donations from people like you. Consider donating today.



Dinosaur Hill Nature Preserve is a 501(c)3 non-profit organization.  

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