All well-behaved dogs are welcome on the grounds as long as they are on a leash. Only service dogs are allowed in the Visitor Center. Service dogs are defined as dogs that are individually trained to do work or perform tasks for people with disabilities. Dogs whose sole function is to provide comfort or emotional support do not qualify as service animals (ADA guidelines).

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Fall Woof Walk

Sunday, September 15 · 1:00-3:00 PM

Join us for our fall Woof Walk – a fun afternoon for canines and the people who love them. Bring your dog for a little socializing with others as you walk a trail of seasonal riddles, all Floppy approved and sure to make you chuckle. The official start time is 1 PM from the Hughes Education Center porch. Latecomers can join in any time until 3. Well behaved dogs on leashes are always welcome. No dog, no problem. You will still get exercise, meet new people, and smile.

Free event.