MDC and KCPD welcomes families to free HOWLoween event Oct. 15 in Kansas City

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Kansas City, Mo. – As leaves turn yellow and scarlet and prairie grasses go golden, something not so scary but fun happens at the Anita B. Gorman Discovery Center. The Missouri Department of Conservation (MDC) and the Kansas City Police Department (KCPD)  will host the annual HOWLoween event from 5 to 8 p.m. on Friday, Oct. 15.

This free event is open to all ages and no registration is required. The Discovery Center and neighborhood partners will host an evening of fun and nature activities. The nature stations will be outdoors in the center's native plant garden. COVID-19 precautions will be observed.

Costumes are welcome and visitors are free to howl at the moon or hoot at the owls. Kids can take a walk on the wild side by visiting nature stations such as the bone yard, spiders, bats, and more. Visitors can inspect pellets to learn what the owls have been eating.

MDC's Gorman Discovery Center is at 4750 Troost Ave. in the heart of Kansas City. For more information, call 816-759-7300 or visit