HAUNTED AQUARIUM: Shipwrecked Science!

October 23 & 24 6–9 p.m.

Enjoy close encounters with Scripps Institution of Oceanography scientists and search the galleries for unusual underwater creatures rarely seen at Birch Aquarium. Discover a sea of glowing beasts(big and small), get sticky with slime,and enjoy shipwrecked stories, all while BOO-gieing down to live music and having a monstrous good time. Recommended for ages 2+


  • Scripps Institution of Oceanography Scientists showcasing exciting, and sometimes spooky, research!
  • Slime: Make your own seaweed slime to take home
  • Frankensquid: Get up close and personal with a huge Humboldt Squid and learn what makes it unique inside and out
  • 3-D microscope: experience the smallest  amazing 3-D microscope developed by Scripps Oceanography scientists.
  • Spooky species including skeleton shrimp and sea spiders
  • Community organizations will be coming with their own games, activities, and giveaway
  • Costume Prizes those in a family-friendly costume will win a prize


 Splash! Cafe will remain open until 8:30 with a variety of selections including ghoulishly gourmet sandwiches & salads, nightmarish nachos & and howling Halloween sweets! 

Members: Pre-Sale $12
Public: Pre-Sale $17
Door (all)  $19
Free for children 2 and under

 Purchase tickets at 858-534-7336 or online.

See pictures from previous events here

PLEASE NOTE: No discounts or coupons, including the October Kids Free in San Diego offer, can be applied to Haunted Aquarium or other special events.

Haunted Aquarium is sponsored by:  



Questions? Call the Education Department at 858-534-7336 or e-mail us.