Screech at The REACH

PLEASE NOTE THAT REGISTRATION FOR SCREECH IS NOW CLOSED and we will not be accepting any more registrations this week and on the day of the event due to limiting the number of people that can gather at the museum in accordance with current COVID-19 safety protocols and guidelines.

Screech at the REACH is our unique tradition for the Halloween season. Since 2014, the REACH has partnered with U.S. Fish & Wildlife Service to celebrate National Wildlife Refuge Week in October with this fun community event. Expect to find a new appreciation for the myths and truths about local Halloween creatures that surround the Mid-Columbia region: spiders, owls, ravens, toads, bats, wolves…and more! 


Our REACH education staff has made some fun changes for Screech at the REACH 2021.  This year’s event, held on October 29th from 3pm-6pm, will be held, “trick or treat” style, outdoors on the REACH grounds featuring stations hosted by a variety of  local community organizations with “special animal guests”, take-home activities, and much more!  Attendees will receive an event map and a Screech tote bag that they can bring with them as they search for each station.  While this is a food (and candy) free event, participants will be able to fill their bags with fun educational items and take-home activities as they walk around the REACH grounds.  Costumes of your favorite Hanford Reach creatures are highly encouraged! 


Watch this space and our social media pages throughout October for fun Screech related posts, activities and updates. 


The REACH and U.S. Fish & Wildlife are always excited to include many local community organizations in the fun!  This year, expect to visit with the Pacific Lamprey Project, Northwest school of falconry, Friends of Mid-Columbia River Wildlife Refuges Blue Mountain Land Trust, and more! 


To support our amazing education programs, text “REACH” to 243725 OR purchase a Screech t-shirt for a limited time! 


Fun Activities & Crafts!

Click HERE to see our list of activities!


Explore the wonderful world of Halloween Creatures!

Click HERE to view the videos!