Monday, August 24, 2009
Enjoy a 'Spooktacular' Halloween at Birch Aquarium at Scripps
Haunted Birch Aquarium: October 23 & 24, 2009
Scripps Institution of Oceanography / University of California, San Diego
Clown anemonefish costume at Haunted Birch Aquarium
Haunted Birch Aquarium
Where science goes mad!
Oct. 23 & 24, 2009 - 6-9 p.m.
Ghouls and buoys of all ages are invited to spend a safe and "spirited" Halloween with Birch Aquarium at Scripps Institution of Oceanography, UC San Diego.
Enjoy a night of science gone awry Oct. 23 & 24 as Birch Aquarium transforms into a haunted aquarium from 6-9 p.m. Encounter creeps from the deep and experiments with wacky, mad scientists. Explore the aquarium for tricky-treats, slimy encounters, spooky activities and monstrous live music. Wrap your tentacles around the horrors of life without water in the Waterways Courtyard. Put your knowledge and skills to the test in a maze of haunted activities.
Come dressed to impress for a costume contest held each evening. Prizes will be awarded for the best marine-themed, family-themed and most creative costumes each night of Haunted Birch Aquarium.
This spooktacular event is open to guests of all ages. Cost is $15 per person. Children under 16 must be accompanied by an adult. Light refreshments will be provided. To register, please call 858-534-7336.
Get creative and participate in our pumpkin decorating contest!
It's time to get creative! We're hosting a pumpkin-decorating contest and want to feature your designs. All pumpkins will be displayed at the aquarium Oct. 20-24 and voted upon by our visitors. Winners will be featured on our website and will receive monstrous prizes. Visit the Haunted Birch Aquarium web page for details.
Oceans of thanks to our sponsors:
Anchor Bay Entertainment: Wow! Wow! Wubbzy!
Buffalo Breath Costumes
Metropolitan Water District of Southern California
Ruben H. Fleet Science Center
San Diego Air & Space Museum
San Diego Chargers
San Diego Natural History Museum
San Diego Padres
San Diego Zoo
Water Education Foundation
Whale Tails Chips
Beware ... and be there!
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Scripps Institution of Oceanography, at University of California, San Diego, is one of the oldest, largest and most important centers for global science research and education in the world. The National Research Council has ranked Scripps first in faculty quality among oceanography programs nationwide Now in its second century of discovery, the scientific scope of the institution has grown to include biological, physical, chemical, geological, geophysical and atmospheric studies of the earth as a system. Hundreds of research programs covering a wide range of scientific areas are under way today in 65 countries. The institution has a staff of about 1,300, and annual expenditures of approximately $155 million from federal, state and private sources. Scripps operates one of the largest U.S. academic fleets with four oceanographic research ships and one research platform for worldwide exploration.
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