The California Academy of Sciences' 15th Annual Halloween Party

Dynamite DinoNight!

Friday, October 27th at 875 Howard Street

SAN FRANCISCO (August 14, 2006) – Walk amongst giants of the past, crack the clues as a dino detective, explore a spooky haunted house, and touch hair-raising specimens with scientists at the California Academy of Sciences' 15th Annual Halloween Party, Dynamite DinoNight! There’s no better place for kids to show off their costumes and enjoy some monstrously good tricks and treats on October 27, 2006.

During the event, families can journey back 130 million years in the exhibit DINOSAURS: Ancient Fossils, New Discoveries to encounter towering tyrannosaurs and other terrible beasts. Attendees can also visit their favorite animal friends in Steinhart Aquarium (including traditionally creepy creatures such as tarantulas and snakes). Delicious food and creative entertainment will delight kids of all ages.

Partygoers can get prehistoric from 6:30 pm until 8:30 pm on Friday, October 27 at the Academy’s downtown museum, which is located at 875 Howard Street . Tickets cost $350 per family, which includes two adults and up to three children. Alternately, individual tickets can be purchased for $150 per adult and $50 per child. Benefactor levels are available at $2,500, $1,000, and $500. Reservations are required by Friday, October 20. Space is limited; please reserve early by calling (415) 321-8405. Proceeds benefit education and research.


The California Academy of Sciences, including Steinhart Aquarium and the Natural History Museum, is open to the public at 875 Howard Street. During the DINOSAURS exhibit, admission to the Academy is: $10 for adults, $6.50 for youth ages 12 to 17, Seniors ages 65+ and students with valid ID, $2 for children ages four to 11 and children ages three and younger will be admitted free of charge. Hours are 10 a.m. to 5 p.m. every day. (415) 379-8000.

The California Academy of Sciences, the fourth largest natural history museum in the United States, is home to Steinhart Aquarium, Morrison Planetarium and the Natural History Museum. The Academy is beginning an extensive rebuilding project in Golden Gate Park. Pritzker prize-winning architect Renzo Piano is designing the new Academy, which is expected to open in 2008.