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Creatures Creep Back to the Oregon Coast Aquarium

The event will collect food and money for Food Share of Lincoln County and the Lincoln County Animal Shelter

A ghoul juggles eyeballs at Creatures of the Night Photo by Cindy Hanson
A ghoul juggles eyeballs at "Creatures of the Night" Photo by Cindy Hanson

(NEWPORT, Ore.) - After a one-year hiatus, the Oregon Coast Aquarium’s annual Halloween event, “Creatures of the Night,” will creep back into the Aquarium with a slightly different format. There will be a gentler event during the day for younger goblins during “Creatures of the Day,” with face painting, games and candy from 10 am – 4 pm. The Aquarium will then close its doors from 4 to 6:30 pm and quietly mutate into an ominous landscape with haunted caves and foggy courtyards summoning the more fearless ghouls for the annual soiree of the sinister, “Creatures of the Night” from 6:30 to 8:30 pm Saturday, October 30.

The event, which will collect food and money for Food Share of Lincoln County and the Lincoln County Animal Shelter, offers reduced admission with a donation of two items of non-perishable food. “We invite families to enjoy a day and evening of celebration with the goal to help replenish the food pantry at our local Food Share,” said Carrie Lewis, Aquarium Director of Marketing. “Times are difficult for many families and we’d like to ask everyone to be extra generous in their food donations this year.”

Creatures of the Day and Night, Saturday, October 30th Admission: $2 plus 2 cans of non-perishable food (all ages) Creatures of the Day – 10 am – 4 pm Costume contest, bake sale (proceeds to Lincoln County Animal Shelter), spooky divers, face painting, follow the maze, bean bag games, enter the candy corn counting contest, and “go green” treats and candy. (Aquarium closes at 4 pm and re-open at 6:30 pm) Creatures of the Night – 6:30 – 8:30 pm Older kids can follow the “paths of scare” where brave hearts will encounter spooks and creatures in four separate scary areas along the way. Spooky divers will be in the shark tunnel.

The Oregon Coast Aquarium is a 501(c)(3) not-for-profit educational attraction dedicated to the highest quality aquatic and marine science programs for recreation and education so the public better understands, cherishes, and conserves the world’s natural marine and coastal resources. For more information, visit the Aquarium’s Web site at www.aquarium.org or call (541) 867-FISH.




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