Monday, September 13, 2010
Enjoy Oceans of Halloween Fun at Birch Aquarium at Scripps
Annual spooktacular event will be held Oct. 22 & 23
Scripps Institution of Oceanography / University of California, San Diego
Haunted Birch Aquarium
Where science goes mad!
Oct. 22 & 23: 6-9 p.m.
Cost: $15, Door: $17
Children under 2: Free
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. 22 & 23 as Birch Aquarium transforms into a Haunted Aquarium. Encounter creeps from the deep, amazing sea creatures and experiments with wacky, mad scientists. Explore sea-themed stations for tricky-treats, slimy encounters and spooky activities. Boogie down to monstrous live music with Zydeco powerhouse Billy Lee & the Swamp Critters, and put your skills to the test in a maze of haunted activities. Come dressed to impress!
To celebrate the 10th anniversary of Haunted Aquarium, we're giving away 10 family four packs! For a chance to win, tell us your favorite creep from the deep by Oct. 15. Send a Tweet to @Birch_Aquarium or leave a message on our Facebook page.
This spooktacular event is open to guests of all ages. Children under 2 are free, and children under 16 must be accompanied by an adult.
About Birch Aquarium at Scripps:
Birch Aquarium at Scripps is the public exploration center for the world-renowned Scripps Institution of Oceanography at UC San Diego. Perched on a bluff overlooking the Pacific Ocean, the aquarium features more than 60 habitats of fish and invertebrates from the cold waters of the Pacific Northwest to the tropical waters of Mexico and the Caribbean. An interactive museum showcases research discoveries by Scripps scientists on climate, Earth and ocean science. Accredited by the Association of Zoos and Aquariums, Birch Aquarium has an annual attendance of more than 415,000, including 45,000 school children.
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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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