Press Release

Kelly Mendez (415) 379-5133
kmendez@calacademy.org

A SUPERNATURAL HALLOWEEN CELEBRATION TAKES OVER
THE CALIFORNIA ACADEMY OF SCIENCES

Family-friendly festivities on October 27 will include trick-or-treating around the Academy,
live animal demonstrations, arts and crafts, and more from 5:00 to 9:30 pm

SAN FRANCISCO (August 16, 2012) – The California Academy of Sciences invites families to grab their costumes and have a ghostly good time while trick-or-treating through the Academy at night, among spooktacular animals and spine-tingling specimens at SuperNatural Halloween 2012.

Event guests will mingle among larger-than-life stiltwalkers, roaming magicians, and fanciful face painters who will help guests transform into their favorite Academy creatures. Guests will get the chance to experience the Academy after dark with a giant pumpkin carving demonstration, special coral reef dive program, and family-friendly activities for all ages brought together under one living roof.

Children who arrive in costume will receive a reusable trick-or-treat bag to haul their candy loot as they explore hands-on Halloween crafts and live animal shows throughout the museum. Guests are invited to step into a photoBOOth to capture all of the fun and catch a special live presentation of “A Haunted Tour of the Night Sky” in the planetarium, led by an Academy presenter. Live music by the Crunchy Frog Band and complimentary beverages will be provided for adults and children.

General admission tickets are $50 for adults, $35 for children; children age 1 and younger are free. Family VIP benefactor tickets are also available (from $85-$500) and include early family entry, exclusive dinner catering, and a special live bird show. For details and to purchase tickets, visit www.calacademy.org/halloween or call (415) 379-5411. Tickets available for purchase starting September 1. Proceeds from this special event help to support the Academy’s educational programs, including 130,000 field trips for students annually.

SUPERNATURAL HALLOWEEN 2012 AT THE CALIFORNIA ACADEMY OF SCIENCES
Saturday, October 27 from 5:00 – 9:30 pm
Come in costume and have yourself a ghostly good time as you trick-or-treat your way through the Academy at night, among spooktacular animals and spine-tingling specimens. Mingle with larger-than-life stiltwalkers, roaming magicians, and fanciful face painters. Experience the Academy after dark with a giant pumpkin carving demonstration, “A Haunted Tour of the Night Sky” in the planetarium, and family-friendly activities for all ages brought together under one living roof. Children in costume will receive a reusable trick-or-treat bag to haul their candy loot while exploring hands-on Halloween crafts and live animal shows. Live music and complimentary beverages for adults and children. Proceeds from this special event help to support the Academy’s educational programs. General admission tickets are $50 for adults, $35 for children under age 17. Family VIP benefactor tickets are available and include early family entry, exclusive dinner catering, and special live bird show. For details and to purchase tickets, visit www.calacademy.org/halloween or call (415) 379-5411.