Haunted Birch Aquarium gears up for Halloween Fun

LA JOLLA – Families looking for a spooky Halloween activity – but with a touch of education thrown in to the mix – will enjoy the 15th annual Haunted Birch Aquarium Shipwrecked event scheduled for Oct. 21-22.

The Halloween-themed event is open to guests of all ages and is scheduled from 6- 9 p.m. at Birch Aquarium, at the Scripps Institution of Oceanography, University of California, San Diego.

Activities include the chance to make your own seaweed slime in a deep-sea slime lab, creepy crafts and an opportunity to get up close with a huge Humboldt Squid. Discover marine animals that glow in the dark, join in a costume contest to win a raffle prize and collect “tricky treats.”

Live music from the zydeco band Billy Lee and the Swamp Critters will help attendees get up and “Boo-gie,”

Admission is $20 at the door. Advance tickets are $18.50 for the public, $13.50 for aquarium members and free for children 2 and younger

Birch Aquarium is located at 2300 Expedition Way, and parking is available. For more information, visit aquarium.ucsd.edu.

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