National Lakeshore’s Douglas Center hosts Halloween fun

2012-10-25T00:00:00Z National Lakeshore’s Douglas Center hosts Halloween funBy Times Staff nwitimes.com
October 25, 2012 12:00 am  • 

GARY | If your family is looking for an alternative to haunted houses and scary Halloween activities, enjoy a Halloween adventure with a nature and history theme from 9 a.m. to 3 p.m. Saturday at Indiana Dunes National Lakeshore’s Paul H. Douglas Center, 100 N. Lake Street in Miller, one mile north of U.S. 12.

Did you ever wonder how Halloween became part of the American culture? Discover the answer during a 2 p.m. program by Miller Historical Society President Cullen Daniel. While the adults are listening to the presentation, children can make a Halloween nature craft or play games with park staff and volunteers.

Throughout the day, visitors will be challenged to take part in an outdoor “treasure hunt” to look for signs of nature along the Miller Woods Trail. Clues will be scattered along the trail guiding families along and helping them explore the changing of the seasons.

Small prizes will be given to families who participate in this activity. Afterwards, go inside the center to enjoy the interactive exhibits and warm up with hot chocolate or coffee.

The Douglas Center is open from 9 a.m. to 4 p.m. Monday through Saturday. For more information, visit the park website at www.nps.gov/indu/planyourvisit or contact the information desk at (219) 395-1882.

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