Halloween Aglow to Light Up Birch Aquarium

New family-friendly Halloween event explores the wonders of the ocean after dark.
Beth Downing Chee

Birch Aquarium at Scripps Institution of Oceanography at UC San Diego is launching Halloween Aglow, a new Halloween event that will take place October 27-28 from 6 to 8:30 p.m. Modeled after Oceans at Night, the aquarium’s popular adults-only event, Halloween Aglow celebrates the wonders and mysteries of the ocean after dark in a fun family-friendly atmosphere. 

After the sun goes down, the aquarium will transform into a glowing nightscape featuring live music, a costume contest and trick-or-treat stations. There will also be interactive experiences that highlight ocean phenomena that occur at night including bioluminescence. 

Don’t miss skeleton divers in the Giant Kelp Forest or the opportunity to learn about some weird and wonderful research being done at Scripps Oceanography. 

Tickets for Halloween Aglow are $27 for members and $30 for the general public. Advanced reservations are required as the event is expected to sell out. For more information or to purchase tickets visit the Halloween Aglow page.