Thursday, August 28, 2008
Enjoy a 'Spook-tacular' Halloween with Birch Aquarium at Scripps
Haunted Aquarium runs Oct. 24-26
Scripps Institution of Oceanography / University of California, San DiegoHaunted Birch Aquarium
Where science goes mad
Oct. 24, 25 & 26, 2008 - 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.
One of the award-winning marine-themed costumes at last year's Haunted Aquarium.
Enjoy a night of science gone awry Oct. 24-26 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 new exploration 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, when prizes will be awarded for the best marine-themed, family-themed and most creative costumes. Take home a sustainable tote bag, generously provided by Vons, that can be used again for Halloween trick-or-treating as well as future trips to the grocery store.
Haunted Birch Aquarium 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.
Beware ... and be there!
Birch Aquarium at Scripps would like to thank the following sponsor of this event:
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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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