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Oct 26, 2018 at 6:00 pm

Haunted Aquarium: Sea Monster Mash


Have a Sea Monstrously Good Time

October 26 & 27: 6-9 p.m.

Enjoy close encounters with Scripps Institution of Oceanography scientists and search the galleries for unusual underwater creatures rarely seen at Birch Aquarium.

Discover a sea of glowing beasts (big and small), get sticky with slime, and enjoy spooky stories, all while boo-gieing down to live music and having a monstrously good time.

Price: Pre-Purchase*

Birch Aquarium Members**: $14.50
Public: $19.50
All tickets: $22

Price: Walk-Up/Door*

*This is a special after-hours event. You will need to purchase a separate ticket for the special event. The aquarium closes between 5 and 6 p.m. General admission discounts and coupons do not apply.
**Member discount is available only for pre-purchase tickets, which are sold online.

Recommended for ages 2+


  • Scripps Institution of Oceanography Scientists showcasing exciting, and sometimes spooky, research
  • Slime: Make your own seaweed slime to take home
  • Frankensquid: Get up close and personal with a squid and learn what makes it unique inside and out
  • Spooky species including skeleton shrimp and sea spiders
  • Family-friendly costumes encouraged
  • Glow Critters: Witness creatures that create their own light and glow in the deep, dark ocean
  • Story Time: Youngsters can gather around and listen to a spooky (but not too spooky) tale
  • Witch-Crafts: Enjoy creepy crafts that are fun for all ages, including making your own trick ‘r’ treat bag
  • BOO-gie down all evening to the live music of Billy Lee and the Swamp Critters
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Date and Time

Oct 26, 2018 at 6:00 pm
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Birch Aquarium at Scripps

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Registration is not required for this event.

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Birch Aquarium at Scripps

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