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October 2014
Free with admission

The Haunted Railroad & Fall Festival

October 1 - 31

Held the entire month of October, The Haunted Railroad & Fall Festival is sure to be a spooky good time. This family friendly event kicks off with a Halloween railway garden of skeleton conductors, ghost passengers, spiders and haunted houses all month long.

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September 2014
Free to participate

Trail of Scarecrows Contest 2014

September 1 - November 1
Taltree Arboretum & Gardens,
450 West 100 North Valparaiso, IN 46385 United States

Choose a story. Build a story scarecrow. Write an essay about how your scarecrow represents the story and/or character chosen. Prizes awarded!

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August 2014
$5 members/$10 non-members

GLOW: Art after Dark

August 16 @ 8:00 pm - 10:30 pm CST
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Every day until August 16, 2014
Taltree Arboretum & Gardens,
450 West 100 North Valparaiso, IN 46385 United States

Three nights of glow-in-the-dark fun! Hang with nature and enjoy glow-in-the-dark artwork & performances. Each night offers something different – hula hoopers, GLOW 5K and fireworks!

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$5 members/$10 non-members

GLOW: Art after Dark

August 15 @ 8:00 pm - 10:30 pm CST
|Recurring Event (See all)
Every day until August 16, 2014
Taltree Arboretum & Gardens,
450 West 100 North Valparaiso, IN 46385 United States

Three nights of glow-in-the-dark fun! Hang with nature and enjoy glow-in-the-dark artwork & performances. Each night offers something different – hula hoopers, GLOW 5K and fireworks!

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$5 members/$10 non-members

GLOW: Art after Dark

August 14 @ 8:00 pm - 10:30 pm CST
|Recurring Event (See all)
Every day until August 16, 2014
Taltree Arboretum & Gardens,
450 West 100 North Valparaiso, IN 46385 United States

Three nights of glow-in-the-dark fun! Hang with nature and enjoy glow-in-the-dark artwork & performances. Each night offers something different – hula hoopers, GLOW 5K and fireworks!

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Free to participate

Stargazing & the Perseid Meteor Shower – cancelled

August 12 @ 8:00 pm - 10:00 pm CST
Taltree Arboretum & Gardens,
450 West 100 North Valparaiso, IN 46385 United States

Join Valparaiso University astronomy professor and students for an evening under the stars! Professor Hrivnak will talk about meteors, point out constellations and answer astronomy-related questions.

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July 2014
$100

Junior Naturalist Camp

July 24 @ 9:00 am - 3:00 pm CST
Taltree Arboretum & Gardens,
450 West 100 North Valparaiso, IN 46385 United States

Three day camp for ages 10-14 featuring hikes, water games and more!

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$100

Junior Naturalist Camp

July 23 @ 9:00 am - 3:00 pm CST
Taltree Arboretum & Gardens,
450 West 100 North Valparaiso, IN 46385 United States

Three day camp for ages 10-14 featuring hikes, water games and more!

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$100

Junior Naturalist Camp

July 22 @ 9:00 am - 3:00 pm CST
Taltree Arboretum & Gardens,
450 West 100 North Valparaiso, IN 46385 United States

Three day camp for ages 10-14 featuring water games, hikes, wilderness survival training, gardening and aviary and wildflower identification activities.

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$175/child, discounts available

Summer DAY Camp: Wilderness Safari Camp

July 14 - 18
Taltree Arboretum & Gardens,
450 West 100 North Valparaiso, IN 46385 United States

Campers will learn about woodland wildlife, how to tie nautical knots and more, create their own mini-veggie garden, build bird houses and more.

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