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Where in the city can you go to see live snakes and owls, take a night hike, talk to a scientist, and make a Halloween mask – all in one night, in one place, and all for free?

Just drive, walk or bike over to the Rio Salado Audubon Center’s eighth annual Enchanted Trail!

Enchanted Trail is an annual, bilingual and educational family festival held every October at the Rio Salado Audubon Center in South Phoenix. The “nature by night” fall festival teaches children and adults about nature, science, and Arizona’s nocturnal wildlife through a scavenger hunt and several other fun activities.

Participants can stay and enjoy our night hike; view live wildlife including owls, snakes, scorpions and more; meet and learn from local scientists; get some food; and make a nocturnal animal mask inside the Center – just in time for Halloween!

This free family-friendly event for all ages runs for two nights on October 20th and 21st, 5:30 – 8:00 p.m. Stop by for one or both nights at the Rio Salado Audubon Center, located at 3131 S. Central Ave., Phoenix 85040.

This event is supported by the generosity of Arizona Rock Products Association, Ballard Spahr, CEMEX, GateWay Community College, Gila River Sand & Gravel, Ryley Carlock & Applewhite, and Vulcan Materials. Enchanted Trail is seeking additional sponsors. If you are interested in supporting this event, please contact Morgan Moore at mmoore@audubon.org or 602-468-6470 ext. 103.

Photo courtesy of Audubon Arizona.