‘Tales and Scales’ Event Promises a Gh’oul Time

A youngster all dressed up at the touch tank during last year’s event.

Don’t miss out on a spook-tacular event happening at the Sea Center this weekend.

The Santa Barbara Museum of Natural History presents “Tales and Scales,” a family-friendly, educational and interactive Halloween weekend event on Saturday, October 28, 2017. The fun starts at 10 a.m. and runs until 2 p.m. at the Sea Center on Stearns Wharf in Santa Barbara.

Start out the morning with a splash at Mermaid Story Time, happening at 10:30 a.m. and 11 a.m., and then head on over to solve a marine mystery in the BranchOut Adventure Game, going on from 11 a.m. to 2 p.m.

Between 11:30 a.m. and 12:30 p.m., families can get their hands on some jellies at the Moon Jelly Touch Experience, and then take thrilling snapshots, selfies, or Snapchats with Toothy the Shark, who will make appearances at 12:30 p.m. and 1 p.m.

To cap off the afternoon, guests can attend the Portal to the Planet program to learn about Ocean Acidification from 1 p.m. to 2 p.m. or stop by a White Abalone Feeding Demonstration during the last half hour of the event.

Halloween costumes are encouraged, so be sure the whole family comes dressed to impress, whether your costumes are spooky, scary, silly, or sweet.

All “Tales and Scales” events are FREE with paid Sea Center admission. Adult admission is $8.50, senior and teen tickets are $7.50 and $6 for children. Admission is always free for Museum members and for children age 2 and under.

Parking is limited on Stearns Wharf. Guests are encouraged to park in the City of Santa Barbara’s Garden Street Parking nearby on Cabrillo Boulevard and Garden Street. Uber, Lyft and other forms of alternative transportation are also recommended. For more information, contact Jackie Hunt at (805) 962-2526 ext. 110 or jhunt@sbnature2.org.

About the Santa Barbara Museum of Natural History

Founded in 1916, the Santa Barbara Museum of Natural History strives to instill a passion for learning and discovery among its patrons. The museum aims to build relationships with the Santa Barbara community as well as encourage members and all visitors to seek a better understanding of the world around them. For more information, call (805) 682-4711 or visit www.sbnature.org.

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