October 10, 11, 17, 18, 24, 25, 31 and November 1, 2009

Brooklyn, NY — A safe and not (too) scary way to spend October weekends with the family. Join WCS’s New York Aquarium at the Haunted SeaFari Perils of the Deep adventure and a pumpkin-patch-filled arts and crafts center. Activities for this event are free with general admission and run from Noon to 4pm each day. Come down and see all of our sea monsters.

  • Visit the Haunted SeaFari Perils of the Deep. This interactive haunted house will provide a fun Halloween experience for all. Visitors will pass through extinct sea life tombs, grasping tentacles and a sea jelly field. In the end, visitors make their way to dry land with a better understanding the threats to our valuable marine life and virtues of the sea. This experience will be available each weekend;
  • Make sure to visit our “Alien Stingers” exhibit for an eerie look at sea jellies;
  • Children in animal themed costumes 3-12 years of age get in free when accompanied by each paying adult
  • Be sure to catch a walrus, penguin or sea otter feed and the all new sea lion celebration in the Aquatheater. Times vary throughout the day;
  • Marine themed pumpkin carving demonstrations. This will be available on 10/24, 25, 31 and 11/1;
  • Sea life themed storytelling with LuAnn Adams. Available on 10/24, 25, 31 and 11/1;
  • Visit www.wcs.org for information on Boo at the Zoo events at all WCS parks, Bronx, Central, Prospect and Queens Zoos;
  • DJ Dave will play kid-friendly marine animal themed music.

Fran Hackett,

A Wildlife Conservation Society park, the New York Aquarium, opens every day of the year at 10am, and closing times vary seasonally. Admission is $13.00 for adults, $9.00 for children ages 3-12 years old and $10.00 for senior citizens (65 and older); children under 3 years of age are admitted free. Visitor admissions on Fridays after 3pm to closing is by donation. The Aquarium is located on Surf Avenue at West 8th Street in Coney Island. For directions, information on public events and programs, and other Aquarium information, call 718-265-FISH or visit our web site at www.nyaquarium.com. Now is the perfect time to visit and show support for the New York Aquarium, Brooklyn’s most heavily attended attraction and a beloved part of the City of New York.

The Wildlife Conservation Society saves wildlife and wild places worldwide. We do so through science, global conservation, education and the management of the world's largest system of urban wildlife parks, led by the flagship Bronx Zoo. Together these activities change attitudes towards nature and help people imagine wildlife and humans living in harmony. WCS is committed to this mission because it is essential to the integrity of life on Earth.

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