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Oregon Coast Aquarium to Become Haunted
|What spooky things lurk on Oregon beaches?
(Newport, Oregon) - Each October, the Oregon Coast Aquarium
shuts down early and mutely, quickly mutates into a strange, creepy place.
Haunted caves and foggy courtyards take over from the lovely wooded landscape
normally present at the aquarium. These are then populated with all manner
of demonic denizens, as ghosts, ghouls and other creepy characters flood
the grounds in this sinister soiree filled with candy known as the Creatures
of the Night.
It all happens on October 25, when the Oregon Coast Aquarium
closes at 4 p.m. and reopens at 7 p.m. for this annual Halloween shindig
aimed especially at kids - but with some special touches for just about
all ages. It runs from 7 - 9 p.m.
|Oregon Coast Aquarium is filled with Halloween frivolity and crowds
during the Creatures of the Night event.
Jack-o-lanterns light the way as you enter, giving way
to a safe safe environment for a fun family celebration featuring activities
for all age groups, including games, fun, treats, frights, delights and
costume contests. Areas for the little kiddies will be marked with “happy
faces,” while scary faces will mark the spots for the older, more
fearless of the night’s zombie population. Young children will find
interactive games and activities in the main indoor galleries. For older
children there are spooky haunts lurking in the outdoor caves and creatures
hiding in the shadows of the nature trail.
This year’s theme is "Very Scary Karaoke,"
which will feature performances of nightmarish karaoke in the front courtyard,
while Burning Truth - a fire-dancing troupe - performs dazzling choreography
with flames. The indoor galleries will showcase sea myths acted out, and
the haunted caves will have ghouls and goblins roaming around. The nature
trail will boast a fairy tale them – but with a dark side. The Passages
of the Deep exhibit will boast Ghost Pirates for your fright night pleasure,
and costume contest winners will be chosen by a panel of judges and awarded
|A ghoul juggles eyeballs at the Aquarium entrance at last year’s
Creatures of the Night, the Oregon Coast Aquarium’s annual family
Halloween Party benefitting Lincoln County Food Share and Lincoln
County Animal Shelter Photo Credit: Cindy Hanson, Oregon Coast Aquarium
Andre’ Hagestedt, editor of BeachConnection.net
will tell coastal ghost tales from the upper half of Oregon’s coast
in the Gleason Room. These will be told in 15-minute blocks, featuring
subjects like haunted lighthouses, the haunted bars of Cannon Beach, UFO
sightings, weird and scary coastal science, spirit spots of the Nehalem
Bay area, the many spooky places of Lincoln City and Astoria, and much
- 7–9 pm Andre’ Hagestedt, Editor of BeachConnection.net
tells “Ghosts of the Coast” stories in the Gleason Room
- Games and activities throughout the evening Eric Nepom
with the Pirate Improv Theatre Show will perform in the Theatre
- 7 - 9 p.m. Candy distribution as visitors leave
|TravelParanormal.com and BeachConnection.net editor Andre' Hagestedt
will tell spooky tales of the coast.
- 8 - 8:30 pm costume contest with a variety of categories
and age groups
Admission is free with donation of a new, unwrapped toy
or two items of non-perishable food items for Lincoln County Food Share
or pet food for Lincoln County Animal Shelter enter free. Without donation
adults pay $2 and kids $1. Creatures of the Night is sponsored in part
by Dennis P. McManus, CPA, Gastroenterology Specialists of Oregon, Western
Partitions, Inc. and Oceana Natural Foods Cooperative.
Oregon Coast Aquarium. 2820 SE Ferry Slip Rd. Newport,
Oregon. 541.867.3474 x 5224. www.aquarium.org
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Transformations of Oregon Coast Beaches Seasons change
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or Night Mysteries and Merriment on Oregon Coast It's
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