Haunted 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.
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:
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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