Press Release

Stephanie Stone (415) 379-5121

Andrew Ng (415) 379-5123

The California Academy of Sciences' 16th Annual Halloween Party
BOO! from the Deep Blue
Friday, October 26th at 875 Howard Street

SAN FRANCISCO (August 28, 2007) Come face-to-face with live sharks, feast next to a school of piranhas, hunt in the dark with flashlight fish, and touch hair-raising scientific specimens at the California Academy of Sciences' 16th Annual Halloween Party, BOO! from the Deep Blue. There's no better place for kids to show off their costumes and enjoy some devilishly good tricks and treats on Friday, October 26.

This year's sea theme is inspired by preparations for the new Steinhart Aquarium that is currently under construction in Golden Gate Park. Besides traditionally creepy creatures like tarantulas and snakes, partygoers can view the aquarium's new sharks and rays, hundreds of colorful reef fish, and a roomful of actively growing corals. Delicious food and creative entertainment will delight kids of all ages.

This event will be the final Halloween party held at the Academy's temporary facility, located downtown at 875 Howard Street. Its future haunt will be a spectacular new building in Golden Gate Park. Designed by prize-winning architect Renzo Piano, the new Academy is slated to open in October 2008.

BOO! from the Deep Blue will take place on October 26, 2007 from 6:30 - 8:30 pm. Tickets cost $350 per family, which includes two adults and two children. Alternately, individual tickets can be purchased for $100 per adult and $75 per child. Benefactor levels are available at $2,500, $1,000, and $500. Reservations are required by Friday, October 19. Space is limited; reserve early by calling (415) 321-8405 or emailing Proceeds benefit education and research programs at the Academy.


The California Academy of Sciences is home to Steinhart Aquarium, Morrison Planetarium and the Kimball Natural History Museum. The Academy is in the midst of an extensive rebuilding project in Golden Gate Park. Pritzker prize-winning architect Renzo Piano is designing the new Academy, which is scheduled to open on September 27, 2008. (415) 379-8000.

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