Feathers, Fins, Frights, and Family Fun at Texas State Aquarium’s “Boo! In the Blue”

October 24, 2018

CORPUS CHRISTI, TX – The Texas State Aquarium’s annual Halloween event will return on October 27 from 10 a.m. – 3 p.m. under a new name, “Boo! In the Blue,” presented by Flint Hills Resources, a longtime Aquarium partner. A variety of events, all included with admission or membership, will give guests of all ages a spooky and scientific under-the-sea adventure. Kids in costume will receive free admission to the event with the purchase of a full-priced adult admission ticket.

The Aquarium will be decorated for the occasion, with glowing jack-o-lanterns, spider webs, underwater skeletons and more adding an eerie and unique ambiance to the aquatic exhibits. Throughout the day, Aquarium animals will be given some Halloween-themed enrichment, with pumpkins, orange and black-dyed gelatin and ice, and other treats being handed out to dolphins, sloths, and other creatures.

Halloween-themed presentations will also entertain and educate “Boo! In the Blue” guests, including a costumed dive show at 11:00 a.m. and 3:00 p.m. and dolphins diving and leaping to Halloween music at 11:30 a.m. and 3:30 p.m. A spook-tacular Wild Flight show inspired by famous horror movies and featuring rescued and trained birds and mammals will take place at 12:30 p.m. and 2:30 p.m. At 1:30 p.m., guests will gather in the Hawn Wild Flight Theater for a costume contest with prizes.

All-day activities will also 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 stamps and 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 slimy “shark stomachs,” animal bio-facts, and other fascinating natural exhibits.

On October 27, the Aquarium will be open from 9 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.

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