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Get SuperNatural at the Cal Academy this Saturday!

SuperNatural 2017

This weekeend, the California Academy of Sciences in San Francisco once again invites families to SuperNatural 2017! Grab your costumes and have a ghostly good time among spooktacular animals and spine-tingling scientific specimens while trick-or-treating through the world’s only aquarium-planetarium-natural history museum at night. SuperNatural takes place Saturday, October 28, 2017, from 5–9 pm

This year, SuperNatural will feature an all-new, family-friendly silent disco in the aquarium, where guests can grab a pair of headphones and get down to the sounds of the night. Guests can also catch special live animal demonstrations, marvel at roaming magicians, and transform into their favorite Academy animals with the help of festive face painters. Plus, they will get the chance to experience the Academy after dark with a giant pumpkin carving demonstration, magic shows, and touchable specimens—all under one living roof.

SuperNatural 2017

Costumes are encouraged and children will receive a reusable trick-or-treat bag to haul their candy loot as they explore hands-on Halloween arts and crafts around the museum. Guests are invited to step into a photobooth to capture all of the fun and enjoy a special live presentation of “A Haunted Tour of the Night Sky” in the planetarium, led by an Academy presenter.

General admission tickets to this fall fundraiser are $50 for adults and $35 for children; children age 1 and younger are free. Family VIP benefactor tickets are also available (from $100-$2,500) and include special VIP lounge, early event entry at 5 pm, an exclusive catered dinner, a future behind-the-scenes tour of the museum, and more. For more information and to purchase tickets, visit or call (415) 379-5411.

Proceeds from this special event help to support Academy for All, a new initiative providing free and low-cost Academy admission to children and families from the Bay Area and beyond.

SuperNatural 2017

Win Tickets to SuperNatural 2017!

We're giving away two general admission tickets to SuperNatural 2017, courtesy of the California Academy of Sciences. To enter, send an email to with "SuperNatural" in the subject line by midnight on Thursday, October 26, 2017. Please include your full name, email address, and address in the body of the email. (Don't worry: we won't share your info with anyone except to notify the Cal Academy if you win!) We'll choose a winner at random on Friday morning.

Photos: California Academy of Sciences

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