The Creature Conservancy

Upcoming Events

In addition to the numerous presentations we give for schools, clubs, private and corporate groups, The Creature Conservancy schedules several events each year that are open to the public. Below is a list of the upcoming opportunities to meet, learn about, and sometimes touch cool creatures from around the world.

Many of these events are held in the Special Events building at The Creature Conservancy while others take place at locations around the community - and the country!


The Creature Conservancy

4950 Ann Arbor-Saline Rd

Ann Arbor, MI 48103

tel: 734-929-9324


"Spooky Species" at The Creature Conservancy

Friday, October 28th, 2015, 7:00pm - 8:30pm*

Saturday, October 29th, 2015, 5:00pm - 6:30pm** and 7:00pm - 8:30pm*

Sunday, October 30th, 2015, 3:00pm - 4:30pm

*followed by fruit bat free flight (see description below)


jack o'lantern

Join us for an exciting event filled with classic Halloween creatures... a bat, vulture, owl, raven, and assorted snakes, scorpions and spiders! At our annual Halloween event, you'll get to meet many live animals face to face, one of which is an actual Monster! During these hour-long programs, we'll discuss some myths and legends as we replace fiction with facts about these amazing creatures. These interactive programs offer hands-on opportunities with several of the animals along with time for questions.

Back by popular demand: Join us to watch the Egyptian fruit bats fly in our large indoor arena after the evening programs! We will move from our Education Center to our main building at 8:45pm both Friday and Saturday evenings. When everyone is inside, we will turn out the lights, open the door to the colony's roost and watch in amazement as these intriguing bats have the "run" of the arena!

Paid admission to any of the four Spooky Species presentation includes this opportunity. Please indicate your interest when you register.

The 7pm Spooky Species programs Friday and Saturday are for adults, and families with teens. These sessions involve a longer animal presentation with more complex discussion and are not recommended for children younger than 12. Enjoy cider and doughnuts after the program, and more hands-on opportunities with some of our coolest spooky species!

The 5pm Saturday Spooky Species program and the Sunday afternoon program are for adults and families with children aged 6+, and includes an hour-long animal presentation followed by cider and doughnuts. Children under the age of 14 must be accompanied by an adult.

Cost: $15 per person (paid with registration) plus a food donation for the animals. The foods needed most are quality brands of canned and dry cat and dog food. For other options, please see our wishlist!

See photos below of previous Spooky Species!

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When checking the featured animal for a particular month's weekend Creature Encounters!, please be aware that featured animal changes are occasionally necessary. In the event that a change has been made, we will update this events calendar as soon as possible!


Recent Events

enjoy photos of many of our annual events (below)... click to enlarge