Cabrillo Marine Aquarium

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Sea Scare 2017
Saturday, October 28, 7-10pm
*Members Only Early Entry at 6pm*

"SEA SCARE," San Pedro’s Best Family Halloween Party is back!

See Cabrillo Marine Aquarium in a different light as it is transformed into an underwater world of chills, thrills and gills. Come in costume and join in the masquerade of ghouls and goblins, trick-or-treat throughout the aquarium, enjoy spooky entertainment and oceans of fun!

Visit the Aquarium’s Aquatic Nursery for a special treasure hunt, scary sea creature feedings, make your own slime and learn what ocean animals use slime to survive. Stop by the Exploration Center for some treats, participate in bioluminescent crafts and learn about deep-sea creatures that lurk in our oceans. Enter the Marine Research Library for some creepy creations and spooky stories. Don’t forget to enter the costume contest for your chance to win some spook-tacular prizes.*

Take a journey to our old haunted boardwalk and try your luck at our carnival-style games of chance or have your fortune read. Then dance the night away in our newly-themed “Sea Scare Party Zone,” with a live DJ and fun games.

Kids of all ages can participate in activities at the Craft Corner such as spooky cookie decorating, slime making, trick-or-treat bag decorating, mask making, plus much more! With apparitional activities, creepy crafts, dreadful demonstrations and eerie entertainment, SEA SCARE is sure to be a frightfully good time for the whole family!

Please click here for more information on costume guidelines.

Event Tickets: Save time & money, BUY TICKETS ONLINE. This event will sell out.
Tickets are also for sale in the CMA Gift Shop!

Members: FREE with a valid FRIENDS Membership, but reservations recommended.

Online tickets: $7 adults, $3 children
CMA Gift Shop tickets: $7 adults, $3 children (must be purchased before Oct. 28)
At the Gate: $10 adults, $5 children


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