Cabrillo Marine Aquarium to host Halloween family frightfest.

Thrills, Chills and Gills

Story and photos courtesy Cabrillo Marine Aquarium

The 14th annual Sea Scare, San Pedro’s frighteningly fun family Halloween party, is set for Saturday, Oct. 26, from 7 to 10 p.m. The evening carries a bioluminescence theme.

See Cabrillo Marine Aquarium in a different light as it is transformed into an underwater world of chills, thrills and gills. Come in costume and join in the masquerade of ghouls and goblins, trick-or-treat throughout the aquarium, enjoy spooky entertainment and oceans of fun. Come in costume!

At a previous Sea Scare.

Visit the Aquarium’s Aquatic Nursery for a special treasure hunt, scary sea creature feedings, make your own slime and learn what ocean animals use slime to survive. Stop by the Exploration Center for some treats, participate in bioluminescent crafts and learn about deep-sea creatures that lurk in our oceans. Enter the Marine Research Library for some creepy creations and spooky stories. Don’t forget to enter the costume contest for your chance to win some spook-tacular prizes. (Costume guidelines apply.)

At a previous Sea Scare.

Sea Scare brings back favorite attractions, including the Haunted Maze; the “Trick-or-Treat Trail,” where guests can enjoy some sweet treats; visit “Skull Alley,” an exhibit created by the Aquarium’s Collections Department, where you’ll get a close look at some real skulls of the ocean world and some…. not of this world; enjoy some exciting crafts in “Craft Corner;” or dance the night away at the “Party Zone.”

Pre-sale admission: $10 adults, $5 children, free for Friends of Cabrillo Members. At the gate: $12 adults, $8 children. Note: This event usually sells out. Tickets are available at the aquarium’s gift shop or online at the Website below.

Cabrillo Marine Aquarium, a Rec and Parks facility, is at 3720 Stephen M. White Dr. in San Pedro on the shores of Cabrillo Beach. Information: (310) 548-7562, or