The public can see several species of owl such as the Screech, Barn, Barred, Snowy, Great Horned Owls at Humane Indiana’s upcoming Festival of Owls.
Humane Indiana’s Wildlife team is gearing up for its 6th Annual Festival of Owls, sponsored by Cleveland Cliffs, Urschel and NIPSCO, scheduled for Saturday, Oct. 23. Humane Indiana CEO, Brian Fitzpatrick said the event quickly outgrew the space at the not-for-profit’s Wildlife Center located in Valparaiso.
In addition to the live owl species, the event also offers an exploratory science station where kids can dissect owl pellets, use microscopes to look at owl feathers while their parents visit vendor booths. Other guest speakers include representatives from Indiana Dunes State Park, Indiana Audubon Society, and Shirley Heinze Land Trust. Butter and Grace will be a featured food truck. The event is family-friendly, open to the public and accommodates all weather events.
Tickets are $25/adult, $10/child (ages 8-14), children 7 and under are free. To purchase tickets online or for a list of ticket locations, visit Humaneindiana.org. Tickets are also available at the door.