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New Treats Await “Aqua-Scarium” Party Guests on October 30th

10/28/2009 11:07:17 AM

Tennessee Aquarium Adds Spooky Effects & Costumed Mascots  

Chattanooga, Tenn. (October 23, 2009) – Dancing ghosts, a spooktacular sound system, new animal encounters and oversized trick-or-critters are among the many new features at this year’s Aqua-Scarium Halloween Party at the Tennessee Aquarium. Little ghouls and goblins are invited to come in costume and celebrate with all of the Aquarium’s creatures from 6:30 to 9:30 pm on Friday, October 30th.  

The River Journey Lobby will be transformed into a mad DJ’s rockin’ laboratory thanks to a monstrous music system provided by Sound Force. Kids of all ages will be invited to do the “Monster Mash” as colored dance lights and spider web lighting fill the makeshift dance hall.

Other new lighting effects will lead visitors on their chilling journey into the Cove Forest where a haunted hall of pumpkins awaits them. Special gobo lights will produce a dancing wall of ghosts within the central canyon of the River Journey building. As visitors walk past the Lake Nickajack and Gulf of Mexico exhibits, they will notice new shipwrecks and other underwater props as costumed divers play among the fish.

The fun continues next door in the Ocean Journey building where many of the Aquarium’s loveable mascots will be dressed in Halloween costumes. The festive outfits were designed and produced by Dan Backlund and other faculty members of the Theatre Arts Department at the University of the South.

New lighting and music will also add to the pirate theme within Ocean Journey. For anyone wishing to gaze into the future, Madame Luna will seek fortune-telling inspiration from floating jelly spirits within the Jellies: Living Art gallery.

Visitors will also find new animal encounters in both buildings along with more games and trick-or-treat stations.

Anyone wishing to dive into this evening of fun are encouraged to pre-register online by Tuesday, October 27th at http://www.tnaqua.org/Events/Events.aspx.  Tickets will be available for purchase at the door the night of the Aqua-Scarium Party on Friday, October 30th.

Tennessee Aquarium Aqua-Scarium Halloween Party
Friday, October 30, 2009
6:30 p.m. - 9:30 p.m.

For families with young children (Children must be accompanied by an adult)
Admission information:

Member: $4 per person, Adult or Child (3-12)
Non-Member: $25/Adult; $19/Child (3-12)
Non-member price includes Aquarium admission

Presented by Wendy's and Girls Preparatory School

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