By day, Sherman Library & Gardens is a paradise of colorful flowers and blooming plants. But on Saturday, October 6th the gardens will offer a glimpse into a different world when Sherman Gardens presents “Creatures of the Night,” a family friendly evening of entertainment and education, designed for interacting, observing and learning about plants and animals that are most active at night.
“Creatures of the Night is a lively and engaging event where families can come to have fun while learning about the habits of wolves, birds of prey and nocturnal animals. Educators from Project WildSong (wolves), OC Birds of Prey, the Santa Ana Zoo and Adventures in Living Science will all be on hand to share their knowledge, and their animals, with our guests,” said Scott LaFleur, Gardens Director at Sherman Library & Gardens.
Attendees will receive a “passport” to explore the Gardens after dark and visit interactive animal stations that delve into the nocturnal world and its inhabitants. Guests can get up close to live wolves, birds of prey, tortoises, creepy, crawly bugs, and get a close look at dissected carnivorous plants. Scorpions, tarantulas, lizards, snakes and other nocturnal animals will also be in the gardens. Take photos at the Birds of Prey selfie wall, and if you dare, stick your hand in the worm pit! There will be arts and crafts, a scavenger hunt, and a gourmet hot dog cart too.
Tickets are $10 for Members, $15 for Non-Members, $5 for ages 5-17, children 4 and under are free. For more information and tickets, call (949) 673-2261 or visit www.slgardens.org.