Clown anemonefish costume at Haunted Birch Aquarium Haunted Birch Aquarium Where science goes mad! Oct. 23 & 24, 2009 - 6-9 p.m. Cost: $15 RSVP: 858-534-7336 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! New! 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! Baskin-Robbins Buffalo Breath Costumes Boomers Extreme Pizza Geppetto's Gymboree Metropolitan Water District of Southern California REI Ruben H. Fleet Science Center San Diego Air & Space Museum San Diego Chargers San Diego Natural History Museum San Diego Padres San Diego Zoo Sticky Bumps UltraStar Cinemas Water Education Foundation Warwicks Whale Tails Chips Beware ... and be there!
Scripps Institution of Oceanography at the University of California San Diego, is one of the oldest, largest, and most important centers for global science research and education in the world. 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 on every continent and in every ocean. The institution has a staff of more than 1,400 and annual expenditures of approximately $195 million from federal, state, and private sources. Scripps operates oceanographic research vessels recognized worldwide for their outstanding capabilities. Equipped with innovative instruments for ocean exploration, these ships constitute mobile laboratories and observatories that serve students and researchers from institutions throughout the world. Birch Aquarium at Scripps serves as the interpretive center of the institution and showcases Scripps research and a diverse array of marine life through exhibits and programming for more than 430,000 visitors each year. Learn more at scripps.ucsd.edu and follow us at Facebook, Twitter, and Instagram.
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