HALLZOOWEEN

The Minnesota Zoo is offering up-close encounters with cute and creepy creatures this weekend. Watch as animals enjoy Halloween-themed treats. Dress up as your favorite zoo animal and enjoy storytelling, live music, apple press demonstrations, hay maze and more. (10 a.m.-3 p.m. Fri.-Sat. $12-$18. Minnesota Zoo, 13000 Zoo Blvd., Apple Valley. 952-431-9500. mnzoo.org.)

 

GIBBS FARM HALLOWEEN

Homespun fun awaits at the Gibbs farmhouse with old-fashioned games and activities. Hear stories in the one-room schoolhouse, enter the costume contest and make popcorn balls. (10 a.m.-4 p.m. Sat. $5-$8. Gibbs Museum of Pioneer and Dakotah Life, 2097 W. Larpenteur Av., Falcon Heights. 651-222-0701. rchs.com.)

 

BAT WEEK CELEBRATION

Visitors are invited to learn interesting facts about bats, often portrayed as pesky, scary flying pests. Through interactive activities including crafts, games and presentations, discover how the furry winged creatures thrive. (9 a.m.-1 p.m. Sat. Free. Minnesota Valley National Wildlife Refuge Center, 3815 E. American Blvd., Bloomington. 952-854-5900.)

MELISSA WALKER