Cabrillo Marine Aquarium

Featured Event

Sea Scare 2018
Saturday, October 27, 7-10pm
*Members-Only Early Entry at 6pm*

The best family Halloween party is back and only at Cabrillo Marine Aquarium! Experience the Aquarium as it is transformed into an underwater world of chills, thrills, and, of course, gills. Come in costume and join the masquerade of ghosts and goblins. Don’t forget to enter the annual Sea Scare Costume Contest for a chance to win spook-tacular prizes!  Explore 13 different themed trick-or-treat stations, and enjoy an ocean of frightful fun and spooky entertainment.

Sea Scare includes many favorite apparitional attractions such as the sweet treats of the “Trick-or-Treat Trail,” the carnival-style games of our spooky Boardwalk, and an up-close look at hair-raising artifacts from the Aquarium’s Collection Department in “Skull Alley.”  Discover the spooky glow of bioluminescent deep-sea creatures that lurk in our ocean. Watch some live demonstrations and create your own creepy crafts while you visit the Exploration Center.

Head over to the Aquarium’s Marine Research Library for more creepy creations and spooky ocean stories. In honor of Sea Scare’s very scary 13th year, we have new exciting tricks and treats in store, such as an all new Party Zone and Haunted Maze!

Members of Cabrillo Marine Aquarium get a special free early entry into the event at 6pm for our “Members Only Hour.” Not a member yet? Join today!

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. 27)
At the Gate: $10 adults, $5 children
Please click here for more information on costume guidelines.


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