Oregon Coast Aquarium Hosts Creatures of the Night to Benefit Local Charities

November 06, 2013

Newport, Oregon—Radioactive monsters and cannibal fisherman will invade the Oregon Coast Aquarium’s exhibits during Creatures of the Night on Saturday, October 26 from 6:30 – 8:30 p.m.

Visitors will wander past fire dancers as they enter a maze of terror, complete with a creepy hospital and “Trick or Treat on Elm Street.”

These dark passages rife with horrors are haunted by Aquarium staff and volunteers from the National Oceanic Atmospheric Administration, Environmental Protection Agency, U.S. Fish and Wildlife Service, Oregon Department of Fish and Game, Hatfield Marine Science Center and Oregon Sea Grant.

Creatures of the Night is made possible, in part, thanks to the event’s presenting sponsor, Bigfoot Beverages.

Those daring enough to brave Creatures of the Night can gain entry with $2 and two cans of non-perishable food for Food Share of Lincoln County or pet food for the Lincoln County Animal Shelter. Admission is $5 without donated food items. Entry for Aquarium members is free, but they are still encouraged to donate items.

Due to the frightening nature of this event, children under the age of eight, or older children with sensitive natures, should not attend this event. Strollers and flash photography are prohibited.

The Aquarium will close at 4 p.m. on October 26 in preparation for the event and will resume its normal winter hours, opening at 10:00 a.m. and closing at 5:00 p.m., the next day.

The Oregon Coast Aquarium is dedicated to the highest quality aquatic and marine science programs for recreation and education so that the public better understands, cherishes, and conserves the world’s natural marine and coastal resources. An accredited Association of Zoos & Aquariums institution, this 501(c)3 non-profit organization is ranked as one of the top 10 aquariums in the U.S. Visit us at 2820 S.E. Ferry Slip Rd., Newport, OR. www.aquarium.org, 541-867-3474. Follow us on Facebook.com/OregonCoastAquarium, or Twitter.com/OrCoastAquarium for the latest updates.

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