Museum open Weds–Mon, Sea Center on Stearns Wharf open daily; both 10:00 AM–5:00 PM

Creep the Halls: Into the Abyss

At the Museum

October 28, 2023 / 6:00 PM–9:00 PM

Tickets are now on sale for our adventuresome 21-and-over Halloween party fundraiser! Creep the Halls: Into the Abyss will celebrate the weird, wonderful, and misunderstood “monsters” of our sea. 

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Fortified by a signature cocktail, local wine, and delectable appetizers and dessert, you'll play games and seek your fortune on a progressive experience through the heart of our historic campus. Departing from the Museum courtyard at sunset, you'll voyage through our classic Earth and Marine Science exhibits. Pass within a tentacle’s length of our lifelike Giant Squid, revel around the bones of Channel Islands mammoths, and stroll the banks of Mission Creek. 

We'll crown the evening with a dance party in beautiful Fleischmann Auditorium—reimagined as Poseidon’s Court—where local legend DJ Darla Bea will curate a deep-sea disco of classic tracks. Like last year, the costume contest is sure to showcase your amazing creativity—and reward the best-dressed guests with fabulous prizes.

Looking for other fun ways to support the Museum's work connecting people to nature for the betterment of both? Explore all our annual fundraising events.

Generously sponsored by Arlington Financial Advisors, Hub International, and In-kind support with donations from Matilija Water, Cutler’s Artisan Spirits, Events by Rincon, The Lark, Figueroa Mountain Brewery, Vincent Vineyards, and Solvang Bakery.

Sponsorships are still available. The generosity of local businesses and individuals supports our many education programs, bringing kids and adults to the Museum for field trips, camps, speakers, and more. To learn more about how our event sponsorships can benefit your business while supporting the Museum’s mission, please contact Becca Summers at

Photos by Fritz Olenberger and Baron Spafford