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Golden Gate Park
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94118
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Sunday

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Sunday

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Notices

The Academy will be closed on Thanksgiving and Christmas Day.

Planetarium will be closed Sep. 22, 23, 24

2010 SuperNatural Masquerade
SuperNatural Masquearde

Join us for a spectacular celebration of the “SuperNatural” during the 19th annual family costume party presented by the Academy Guild and the Host Committee. You are cordially invited by this year’s co-chairs, Nora Gibson and Deirdre Pharr.

Event Information

Friday, October 22, 2010

5:00 pm - 7:00 pm Benefactor Pre-Party
Join us for an exclusive pre-party with unique VIP experiences. Benefactor ticketholders enjoy a suite of extra "green Halloween" activities and performances. including a Big Cat show featuring exotic felines, live music by the Crunchy Frog Band, live animal encounters with Tree Frog Treks, face painting, photo booths, food and beverages, and more. Benefactor families enjoy trick-or-treating and all programs through 9 pm as well.

7:00 pm - 9:00 pm SuperNatural Masquerade Party
Trick-or-treat your way through the Academy at night, among “spook-tacular” animals, creepy crawly specimens, and more. Party-goers will delight in a fun-filled evening of magic shows, hands-on activities, a giant pumpkin carving demonstration, self-guided scavenger hunt, and other family-friendly entertainment. Drinks and light snack included.

102.1 KDFC presents a spine-tingling program of classical music guaranteed to raise the little hairs on the back of your neck.

Please bring an extra Halloween costume to donate to a local charity helping others in the Bay Area community celebrate Halloween.

Proceeds from this event support the Academy’s education and research programs.

Ticketing Options

RSVP by purchasing tickets before October 15 to be included in our Benefactors list.

Buy Tickets

To purchase tickets by phone, please call (415) 379-5411, or e-mail .

Benefactor Level Tickets

5:00 pm - 7:00 pm Benefactor Pre-Party

Be a Costumed Chameleon — $2,000
(All but $420 is tax deductible)

  • Family tickets and pre-party admittance for six adults and six children
  • Private ‘Family Behind the Scenes Tour’ of an Academy research collection of your choice
  • Benefactor gift bag (one per family)
  • Complimentary valet parking

Your participation at this level supports 50 hours of visitor interaction in the Academy’s Naturalist Center.

Be a Veiled Viper — $1,000
(All but $280 is tax deductible)

  • Family tickets and pre-party admittance for four adults and four children
  • Private ‘Family Tour’ of the Academy’s Naturalist Center
  • Benefactor gift bag (one per family)
  • Complimentary valet parking

Your participation at this level supports 30 live snake demonstrations on the museum floor.

Be a Festive Frog — $500
(All but $140 is tax deductible)

  • Family tickets and pre-party admittance for two adults and two children
  • Benefactor gift bag (one per family)
  • Complimentary valet parking

Your participation at this level supports ten daily penguin feeding programs.

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Individual Tickets

7:00 pm - 9:00 pm SuperNatural Masquerade Party

Adult ticket — $50
Child ticket — $35

For your above support, $40 per adult and $30 per child is tax-deductible as allowed by law.

Buy Tickets

Limited ticket availability. To purchase tickets by phone, please call (415) 379-5411, or e-mail .

Sponsored by

Safeway Peekadoodle
Jones Family Vineyards
Clif Club Kid
Blue Angel Vodka
Ben & Jerry's
Pete's Wicked Ale
Trumer Pils
102.1 KDFC
Teira Wines

Green Halloween Host Committee

Co-chairs
Nora Gibson and Bill Hudson
Deirdre and Matt Pharr

Kelly and David Alonso
Stephanie and Daniel Bailey
Janet and Nick Bijur
Kirby and Jeff Burke
Paola and Charles Casey
Samantha and Alex Duff
deAnna and Geoffrey Ezgar
Gingy and John Gable
Jenna and Bryan Hunt
Lucy Hume Koukopoulos and Nick Koulopoulos
Anna Fabian and David Meyer
Deborah and Todd Frederick
Alison Kiley
Kristina and Jeff Landry
Leigh and Zach Maurus
Kelly and Mark McKane
Natasha and Tim Monahan
Laura and John Rende
Jennifer and Ted Tobiason
Molly and David Wadhwani
Lisa Podos Wais and Michael Wais

Purchase Info

   

SuperNatural Masquerade

Get your tickets now for our amazing SuperNatural Masquerade Party on 10/22.

Buy Tickets

To purchase tickets by phone, please call (415) 379-5411, or e-mail .

Other Halloween Events

   

SuperNatural Halloween
See a full list of Halloween events at the Academy here.

A SuperNatural NightLife
A Halloween party for ages 21+. Learn more

SuperNatural Festival
Halloween-themed festivities on October 30-31. Learn more

Costume and Mask Policy

   

Event attendees are encouraged to dress in Halloween costumes. For the safety and enjoyment of our guests, please keep these guidelines in mind: Costumes should be child-friendly and may not be obstructive, offensive or violent in nature. For the safety of all visitors, we ask that guests refrain from wearing masks or other items which obscure the face. Costumes should not contain sharp or pointed objects, or materials that may accidentally strike guests or exhibits. Costumes should not contain any elements which resemble or could easily be mistaken for an actual weapon. The California Academy of Sciences reserves the right to turn away any guest with a costume that we deem offensive or unsafe.