Tuesday, September 6, 2011
Discover What Lurks Beneath the Surface at Haunted Birch Aquarium
Family-friendly Halloween event takes place Oct. 21 & 22
Scripps Institution of Oceanography / University of California, San Diego
Haunted Birch Aquarium: Shipwrecked!
Oct. 21 & 22: 6-9 p.m.
Pre-paid: $15, Door: $17
Children under 2: Free
RSVP: 858-534-7336 or online
Come dressed to impress!
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.
Discover what lurks beneath the surface Oct. 21 & 22 at the 11th annual Haunted Birch Aquarium: Shipwrecked! The entire family can soak up spooky science activities, explore the aquarium's "wreckage" for sunken treasures, BOO-gie down with zydeco band Billy Lee & the Swamp Critters and enjoy close encounters of the fishy kind.
Haunted Birch Aquarium offers participants a fun and informal atmosphere in which to learn about ocean science. This spooktacular event is geared toward families and open to guests of all ages. Children under 2 are free, and children under 16 must be accompanied by an adult.
Come dressed to impress in your best costume! Proceeds support exhibits and educational programming at Birch Aquarium at Scripps.
High-res images are available upon request. View photos from previous years here.
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 and features nearly five-dozen interactive elements. Accredited by the Association of Zoos and Aquariums, Birch Aquarium has an annual attendance of more than 415,000, including 45,000 school children.
Location: 2300 Expedition Way, La Jolla, Calif.
Directions: From Interstate 5, exit at La Jolla Village Drive. West one mile. Left on Expedition Way.
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