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Owl Moon

February 4, 10 & 11 | 4:30 - 8:00 p.m.

A wintry celebration of the majestic owl!

Ever taken a night-time hike through the woods? Don’t miss out on your chance – and learn about owls along the way! Join us for a wintertime night hike guided by GCV&M naturalists and experience the outdoors as owls do. Warm your toes by one of our outdoor fire pits, families can listen in on a reading of “Owl Moon” by Jane Yolen, enjoy food and beverages in the Museum’s Meeting Center, shop specialty owl items in the Flint Hill store, and more! Visitors will have the exciting opportunity to meet these mysterious nocturnal creatures up close with a visit from our friends at Wild Wings.

The Meeting Center Lounge will be open for food and beverages from 4:30 – 8 p.m., guided hikes will take place from 5 – 7:45 p.m., and the meet and greet with owls from Wild Wings will be from 5:30 – 7:30 p.m. Plus, the Flint Hill Store will be open from 5 – 8 p.m.! 

This event will take place in snow or rain, despite the cold temperatures we’re expecting. We suggest that visitors dress appropriately for very cold weather and wear good walking shoes. 

PLEASE NOTE: Due to inclement weather and out of an abundance of caution, this Friday’s Owl Moon event (Friday, Feb. 3) has been canceled. We apologize for any inconvenience, and ticket holders have received an email with refund instructions.

Take a guided night-hike with a naturalist


Head out onto the trails at GCV&M with a naturalist for a guided night hike! You will experience the night woods as owls do, and if you’re lucky, see or hear an owl in the trees above! 

Please note: there will still be some daylight for the groups that head out onto the trails at the beginning of the evening. These earliest tours are best for those with concerns about visibility, or those who would like to hike in relative daylight. 

Trail conditions may vary.

Meet owls with Wild Wings!


Our friends at Wild Wings Inc. will be on-site from 5:30 – 7:30 p.m. in the Meeting Center Auditorium with feathered friends! Learn about the different types of owls local to this region – what they look like, what they eat, what sorts of environments they prefer, and hear about Wild Wing’s efforts to care for these beautiful birds.  

The meet-and-greet with owls is not part of the guided hike, so either before or after your walk, make sure to pop into the Auditorium to meet feathered friends! 

Stay a while!


Enjoy the atmosphere of the Museum grounds after hours when you visit for Owl Moon! Enjoy a craft beverage beside a campfire, grab a bite to eat, shop the Flint Hill Store, warm up in the Museum’s Meeting Center beside a roaring fire, and more! 

Food and drink will be available in the Meeting Center Lounge from 4:30 – 7:30 p.m., and there will be a cash bar available with selections of historical craft beer, rotating hard cider, wine, and soft drinks. 

Shop the Flint Hill Store


Our owl-themed merchandise is a hoot! Stop by the Flint Hill Store to shop when you visit for Owl Moon and find cute owl-inspired items and gift ideas, in addition to our GCV&M apparel, Village-made goods, historic toys, decor, and more. 

Ticket Information


Tickets for Owl Moon must be purchased online in advance.

General admission: $15 

Museum Members: $13.50 


Consider becoming a Museum Member today to enjoy discounted admission to Owl Moon, plus other benefits and perks all year long! Click here to learn more. 

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