Celebrate with Candy, Costumes and Creatures at the Texas State Aquarium’s “Boo! In the Blue”

October 23, 2019

CORPUS CHRISTI, TX – The Texas State Aquarium will give guests an opportunity to celebrate Halloween under the sea with its annual Boo! In the Blue event this Saturday, October 26 from 10 a.m. – 3 p.m.

This unique event will include a variety of not-so-scary, family-friendly activities, including a trick-or-treat scavenger hunt, Halloween animal enrichment and presentations, a costume contest, Mad Science Lab, face painting and more. All activities are included with admission or membership, and children in costumes are given free admission to the event with the purchase of a full-priced adult admission.

The Halloween-themed presentations and opportunities include a costumed dive show at 11:00 a.m. and 3:00 p.m., dolphins diving and leaping to Halloween music at 11:30 a.m. and 3:30 p.m., and a spook-tacular Wild Flight show, featuring rescued and trained birds and mammals, at 12:30 p.m. At 1:30 p.m., guests will gather in the Hawn Wild Flight Theater for a costume contest with prizes.

Some spooky décor will also bring a Halloween ambiance to the Aquarium experience. Underwater skeletons, jack-o-lanterns carved with ocean creatures and giant shark jaws covered in cobwebs will all make for some frightening and fin-tastic photo ops. 

All-day activities will be offered at no extra charge throughout the day, including a text scavenger hunt that will take trick-or-treaters on a journey throughout the Aquarium to collect candy and solve clues. A Mad Science Lab will also be held in the Caribbean Journey’s Flint Hills Resources Center, where guests can get a hands-on experience with dry ice bubbles, animal bio-facts and other fascinating natural exhibits. In addition, face painting will be provided at no additional charge in the Aquarium’s lobby.

On October 26, the Aquarium will be open from 10 a.m. – 5 p.m., with “Boo! In the Blue” activities from 10 a.m. – 3 p.m. To purchase tickets to “Boo! In the Blue” in advance and skip the line, visit www.texasstateaquarium.org/tickets.

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