Families can get a head start on Halloween festivities at the Seattle Aquarium from Friday, Oct. 25th through Sunday, Oct 27th. The aquarium’s three days of spooky activities will include pumpkin carving demonstrations and performances by cartoon characters PJ Masks.
Starting at noon on Fri, Oct. 25th, families can marvel at two pumpkin carving presentations. On dry land, master carver Russ Leno will sculpt giant pumpkins into frightening, Halloween-themed creations. Leno is known for his carving work in a variety of mediums, including ice, sand, and watermelons. Meanwhile, Seattle Aquarium divers will get to work carving pumpkins underwater. Participants can help judge their fantastical creations from noon to 3 p.m. on Friday.
The PJ Masks characters also will make an appearance, posing with children and families. Participants can meet and greet with the Masks at 10:30 a.m., 12:30 p.m., and 1:30 p.m.
The aquarium’s otters will join on the Halloween fun with their own custom-sculpted ice toys. Toys will be specially carved and offered to the otters during demonstrations at 1 p.m. on Saturday and Sunday.
From noon to 4 p.m. on Sunday, families can trick-or-treat at additional locations up and down the waterfront A teal pumpkin station also will be available, ensuring parents and children with food allergies can join in on the fun.
The Seattle Aquarium is located at 1483 Alaskan Way, Pier 59 in Seattle. The admission gate is open from 9:30 a.m. to 5 p.m. daily, and will close one hour early on Sun, Oct. 27th (last entrance at 4 p.m.). Admission is $34.95 for adults, $24.95 for youth ages 4-12, and free for children 3 and under, with discounts available for Washington residents. Tickets can also be purchased online.