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Scarium of the Pacific: Spooktacular Halloween Fun for the Whole Family

Discover creepy creatures as you wear your costume at the Aquarium, where there’s more fun than fright.

October 23, 2020

WHAT: Everyone is invited to explore outdoor exhibits in search of the creatures lurking in the depths at the Aquarium of the Pacific during its Scarium-themed weekend October 23 to 25, 2020. Guests can enjoy spooky décor and creepy creatures on these special days. You can see lorikeet birds eating pumpkins, and look for pumpkins in the animal exhibits, such as the June Keyes Penguin Habitat and mudskipper exhibit.

The Aquarium is inviting everyone to wear family-friendly costumes when visiting during Scarium of the Pacific. Islands is providing Kids Free Meal certificates each day of Scarium to the first 200 children in costume as they enter the Aquarium.

The outdoor exhibits currently open to the public at the Aquarium include various exhibits where you can interact with animals, including the Moon Jelly Touch Lab, Lorikeet Forest, Shark Lagoon, the Ray Touch Pool, and the horseshoe crab touch exhibit. Other outdoor exhibits include the Seals and Sea Lions Habitat, June Keyes Penguin Habitat, archerfish and mudskipper exhibits, Southern California Steelhead Story exhibit, Our Water Future and native plant garden, Molina Animal Care Center, and Shorebird Sanctuary. The Bamboo Bistro is serving snacks, entrees, and drinks for purchase, and the Pacific Treasures and Pacific Collections gift stores are open for shopping.

You can also now feed a moon jelly between 11:30 a.m. and 3:30 p.m. on Saturdays and Sundays by purchasing a cup of their food while supplies last. For those interested in adding to their visit, the Aquarium is also offering a Seal and Sea Lion Experience on Saturdays and Sundays at 8:15 a.m. with advance reservations (includes Aquarium admission).

Advance reservations are required to visit the Aquarium along with safety measures that include facial coverings for everyone ages two and older and temperature checks. For more information, please visit the Aquarium’s safety protocols page.

WHEN: Friday, Saturday, and Sunday, October 23-25, 2020 (Friday 9:00 a.m. to 8:00 p.m. / Saturday and Sunday 9:00 a.m. to 9:00 p.m.) (advance reservations required)

WHERE: Aquarium of the Pacific, 100 Aquarium Way, Long Beach, CA 90802

COST: Included with general admission: $17.00 per person and free for children under age 3 and Aquarium members

INFO: (562) 590-3100 or

AQUARIUM: The nonprofit Aquarium of the Pacific is a community gathering place where diverse cultures and the arts are celebrated and where important challenges facing our planet are explored by scientists, policymakers, and stakeholders in search of sustainable solutions. The Aquarium is dedicated to conserving and building nature and nature’s services by building the interactions between and among peoples. Home to more than 12,000 animals, Aquarium exhibits include Shark Lagoon, the June Keyes Penguin Habitat, Lorikeet Forest, and the Molina Animal Care Center. Beyond its animal exhibits, the Aquarium offers educational programs for people of all ages, including lectures by leading scientists, through its Online Academy. The Aquarium offers memberships with unlimited FREE admission for 12 months, VIP Entrance, and other special benefits. Convenient parking is available for $8 with Aquarium validation.