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Friday, October 30, 2020
5-6 pm PT (livestream)
Open to all ages

Click or treat! On October 30, join us online for a skele-ton of fun at the Academy’s first-ever SuperNatural Halloween @ Home virtual event.

From the comfort and safety of your own home, enjoy an entertaining evening of spirited science, kooky costumes, and tasty treats—livestreamed directly to you and your family!

Here’s a preview of the fanciful festivities we have planned:

  • Costume competition
  • Behind-the-scenes peeks at animal care and feeding
  • “Deep into the Vault” collections tour with Academy scientists
  • Creepy skulls and flesh-eating beetles (oh my!)
  • Magic and juggling shows
  • Live music
  • Halloween crafts, face-painting, chocolate-making demos, and more!

This year, our Vampire and Werewolf guests will also receive something IRL to accompany the online festivities: A Halloween @ Home scare package tailor-made for you and your little goblins! Your scare package will include a trick-or-treat bag overflowing with goodies, Academy-themed face masks, crafting supplies for you to follow along with the live program, educational activities, an animal face-painting kit, and much more! Plus, Werewolf guests will also receive an unforgettable Halloween-themed dinner for the entire family.

Now more than ever, the Academy needs your support. All proceeds from this year’s SuperNatural Halloween @ Home event will directly support care programs for our nearly 40,000 live animals during our temporary closure. Although our doors are currently closed to the public, biologists and staff are hard at work behind the scenes feeding and caring for our beloved animal residents. By attending this virtual event, you’re making a real impact on our work. Thank you!

SuperNatural Co-Chairs:
Felicia Chiu, Catherine Drybrough, Josie Freckmann, Alex Marchetti, Senta Wilson

Giving levels

SuperNatural Halloween 2018 guests in costume

$2,500 — Werewolf package

  • Access to SuperNatural Halloween @ Home virtual event
  • A delicious Halloween-themed dinner for 6 people
  • A scare package with goodies for 6 people
  • Your name listed on the event webpage as a supporter
  • A custom behind-the-scenes experience for your family after the Academy reopens to the public
  • The spine-tingling thrill of knowing that your contribution helps feed our penguin colony for 25 days!
SuperNatural Halloween 2018 guests in costume

$1,000 – Vampire package

  • Access to SuperNatural Halloween @ Home virtual event
  • A scare package with goodies for 4 people
  • Your name listed on the event webpage as a supporter
  • The pride of helping to provide a day’s worth of food for every animal in Steinhart Aquarium!
Family dressed up in Wizard of Oz costumes

$500 – Mummy package

  • Access to SuperNatural Halloween @ Home virtual event
  • The heart-fluttering feeling of supporting Steinhart Aquarium's tropical butterfly population for a whole month!

Can’t join us on October 30? We’ll miss you, but please consider a donation to support the ongoing care programs for our nearly 40,000 live animals.


Tax deductibility information

Your payment for SuperNatural 2020 virtual event passes are a tax-deductible contribution, except for $75 of each Vampire package and $250 of each Werewolf package. In the unlikely event that SuperNatural 2020 does not occur, your generous support will be considered an unrestricted contribution to the California Academy of Sciences.

Note on Donor Advised Fund Gifts: Federal law prohibits charitable distributions from donor advised funds whenever a benefit is obtained by the recommending donor. Please contact your Donor Advised Fund or private foundation for additional information.


Contact Us
Questions about SuperNatural? Call or email us anytime. 
(415) 379-5411
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