This fun and educational evening at the Endangered Wolf Center is a unique opportunity to listen to entertaining stories about wolves around a campfire. You won't hear stories like Little Red Riding Hood or The Three Little Pigs; this campfire circle is reserved for stories that portray wolves in an accurate light.
After the campfire circle you'll go on a walk of about a half-mile to an area near the wolf enclosures for the highlight of the event, when you'll attempt to get the wolves to howl. After the howl, you'll enjoy hot chocolate and cookies.
At the Endangered Wolf Center in Eureka. 7 to 9 p.m. Admission is $15 for adults and $12 for children (ages 4-14) for non-members; $13 for adults and $10 for children (ages 4-14)who are members. Not recommended for children under age 4.
More information: endangeredwolfcenter.org
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