The Oregon Coast Aquarium will be creeping with fright when Creatures of the Night invades its exhibits on Saturday, October 26.
This night of terror is not for the faint of heart. The Aquarium will be transformed into passage nightmares to frighten and delight visitors that embrace the spirit of Halloween from 6:30 to 8:30 p.m.
Fire dancers will create a foreboding entry to greet visitors willing to brave what the Aquarium will hold. Once inside, guests will wander through dark passages rife with horrors, haunted by Aquarium staff and volunteers in partnership with staff from the National Oceanic Atmospheric Administration, Environmental Protection Agency, U.S. Fish and Wildlife Service, Oregon Department of Fish and Game and the Hatfield Marine Science Center Sea Grant.
Those daring enough to brave Creatures of the Night can gain entry with $2 and two cans of non-perishable food for Food Share of Lincoln County or pet food for the Lincoln County Animal Shelter. Admission is $5 without donated food items. Entry for Aquarium members is free, but they are still encouraged to donate items.
Due to the frightening nature of this event, children under the age of ten, or older children with sensitive natures, should not attend this event. Strollers and flash photography are prohibited.
The Aquarium will close at 4 p.m. on October 26 in preparation for the event and will resume its normal winter hours, opening at 10:00 a.m. and closing at 5:00 p.m., the next day.
The Oregon Coast Aquarium is dedicated to the highest quality aquatic and marine science programs for recreation and education so that the public better understands, cherishes, and conserves the world’s natural marine and coastal resources. An accredited Association of Zoos & Aquariums institution, this 501(c)3 non-profit organization is ranked as one of the top 10 aquariums in the U.S. Visit us at 2820 S.E. Ferry Slip Rd., Newport, OR. www.aquarium.org, 541-867-3474. Follow us on Facebook.com/OregonCoastAquarium, or Twitter.com/OrCoastAquarium for the latest updates.