We went to the Halloween Carnivore Carnival at the Eccles Dinosaur Park and had such a great time! It was really fun to get to visit the park at night, as this is the only time of the year that you can. The whole place was lit up with nearly 5,000 strands of colored lights and Halloween decorations and the whole atmosphere was fantastic!
There were plenty of activities happening to keep the kids engaged and entertained from dinosaur trick or treating, carnival games, craft projects, ghost photography, hot chocolate (which was so perfect as it was quite chilly that night), owl presentations, a Halloween dinosaur presentation, and a costume parade!
The Dinosaur Trick or Treating was pretty neat since at each station they had someone to share some fun facts about that dinosaur! My kids LOVE Jurassic Park and they were so excited to see the Dilophosaurus (you know, the one that spits toxic acid on Dennis Nedry) until they found out that it doesn't actually spit toxic acid while at that trick or treat station! We also learned about the TRex, Ankylosaurus, Parasaurolophus, and a few others! I wonder what fun Dinosaur facts you'll learn while you're there!
Our kids loved learning about the owls from the Wildlife Rehabilitation Center & the special dinosaur presentation too! They had a fun little 'haunted trail' that looked a little spooky but there was nothing to jump out and scare little ones - we walked through it a few times! The kids all came away learning some really fun new things and of course they all loved all the candy they got while we were there - be sure to bring a trick or treat bag to put all your treats in!
At the end of the night there was a costume parade (complete with trick or treating as they went around) and prizes given for the best costumes!
This was such a fun event for your little dinosaur lover - or non dinosaur lovers alike! There was something for everyone! You'll want to get there before the gates open to give yourselves enough time to do all the different activities and enjoy the park at night!