Animals Around the Rock

Presented by Douglas Land Conservancy and the Town of Castle Rock, join Nature’s Educators as we dive into the characteristics that define raptors, reptiles and insects. Discover the various types of animals that live all over the world. Find out what they eat, how they hunt, and where they live.

Then meet ambassadors that represent the raptors, reptiles and insects in our area and hear about their personal stories. Followed by meet and greet where kids and parents can get up close to the ambassadors, ask questions and take pictures.

Registration for these events
 is encouraged but not required. Walk-ins are welcome as space allows.


  • Family event, free to the public
  • Seating for 500, families invited to bring a picnic dinner
  • Donations to Douglas Land Conservancy are suggested as $10 per person or $20 per family
  • Rain date for any of the below programming will be 6-7:30 p.m. Tuesday, July 31.
  1. Creepy Crawlies at the Rock
  2. Reptiles Under the Rock
  3. Raptors Over the Rock

Creepy Crawlies Around the Rock

Join Nature’s Educators to celebrate the creatures of the season! Live Halloween-themed characters such as snakes, spiders, toads, owls and hissing cockroaches will be on hand (weather dependent). Stop by their interactive and educational booth and conquer your fears! Registration is not required.​​


Saturday, Oct. 20


 1-3 p.m.


Festival Park


Open to all ages ​ 

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