We’re so excited to be able to give away a family 4-pack of tickets so one Mom’s Guide family can meet some of the creeps of the deep and get hands-on with Scripps Institution of Oceanography at UC San Diego science at the eighteenth-annual Haunted Aquarium: Sea Monster Mash. All families are invited to dive into the spooky, slimy side of ocean science and enjoy a Halloween-themed evening of music, crafts, and close encounters with underwater creatures.
On October 20 and 21, from 6 to 9 p.m., guests will experience eerie and unusual organisms from the Scripps Oceanographic Collections, see a super-sized squid dissection, and create their own seaweed slime to take home. Meet Scripps Oceanography scientists studying ocean creatures big and small and get an insider’s look into what it takes to study different creatures of the deep.
Inspired by the Infinity Cube, guests will make unique glowing crafts and learn more about bioluminescence from Scripps Oceanography experts.
Haunted Aquarium is a fun and educational Halloween celebration. Costumes are encouraged, especially if they have an ocean science theme. Billy Lee and the Swamp Critters will return for music and dancing, and Splash! Café by The French Gourmet will be open for ghoulish treats.
Haunted Aquarium often sells out, so purchasing early is encouraged. Discounted pre-sale tickets are available for $18.50 for the general public, $13.50 for Birch Aquarium members. Tickets will be available at the door for $20. Children ages 2 and under are free, and children under 16 must be accompanied by a paid adult. General admission tickets cannot be used for Haunted Aquarium. For more information or to purchase tickets, visit aquarium.ucsd.edu or call 858-534-FISH.
If you’d like the chance to win tickets to this spooky spectacular, simply comment here with the sea creature you fear most! One winner will be randomly selected this week. Good luck!