Groundhog Day at Wildlife Prairie Park
Groundhog Day Recap
Photos From The Event
Thursday, February 2, 2023
Park Opens Early at 6 a.m.
Enjoy FREE Park admission from 6 to 9 a.m. All entries at this time are welcome to stay and enjoy the park for the day. Regular admission fees apply after 9 a.m.
What will Gertie see? Come find out!
Schedule of Activities
6 to 9 a.m. – Complimentary warm beverages, crafts, and activities at the Visitor’s Center
6:15 a.m. – Live music and entertainment with local musician Barry Cloyd
7:08 a.m. – Sunrise and Gertie’s official weather prognostication
8:30 a.m. – Deadline for scavenger hunt entries
8:45 a.m. – Announcement of the WINNER of the Gertie’s Scavenger Hunt
9 a.m. – Meet the new pack and wolf feeding at the Wolf Overlook
1 p.m. – Keeper Chat
Gertie's Groundhog Day Scavenger Hunt
Can you find 5 photos of Gertie around the park? Pick up a Scavenger Hunt entry form at the Ticket Gate or in the Visitor’s Center and return your completed form to the voter box in the Visitor’s Center by 8:30 a.m. on Groundhog Day. You could win a private Meet and Greet with one of our four Animal Ambassadors!
Scavenger Hunt runs from Friday, January 20 to Thursday, February 2, 2023 at 8:30 a.m. One entry per person. Winners do not have to be present to win. Winner will be notified and ‘Meet and Greet’ can be scheduled at a later date depending on staff availability.