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Lake Metroparks’ new Glow-a-Palooza is a celebration of Wild Things that “GLOW” BUMP in the night and encourage us to discover the wonders of nature at night. Everyone is welcome to wear glow-in-the-dark, black light and /or light-up clothing! This event is designed for families with children of all ages.
New this year is the “Things that GLOW Bump in the Night” discovery zone. Participate in a variety of indoor and outdoor adventures in a carnival-type atmosphere. These hands-on activities are sure to shed some light on the secrets of fireflies, stars, nighttime wildlife, and more!
Indoor StarLab planetarium
Glow necklaces for all
“Catch a Falling Star” photo keepsake activity
Miniature train rides (train ride time slot selected at time of registration)- compliments of The Lake Shore Live Steamers
Backyard astronomy and stargazing with telescopes;
- compliments of Chagrin Valley Astronomical Society
Watch the Perseid Meteor Shower
Live nighttime wild animal shows
Crafts, contests, music and more
Nifty glow stuff for sale through The Nature Store
Popcorn, soda and refreshments available for purchase
Advanced-registration is required to attend Glow-a-Palooza.
Adults and children ages two and older: $4
Children younger than 2: free.
All participants will receive a glow necklace indicating your train time ride. Event runs from 8:00 p.m. to midnight. Train ride time slot is selected at time of registration. Program runs rain or shine.
Register online or call the Registration Department at (440) 358-7275 or
Penitentiary Glen Reservation is located at 8668 Kirtland-Chardon Rd in Kirtland.
Take I-90 to Rt. 306 south for about one mile. Turn left onto Rt. 615. Turn right (east) onto Kirtland-Chardon Road and continue for two miles. Penitentiary Glen Reservation is located on the right (south) side of the road.
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