Have no fear, Halloween's almost here at the Aquarium of Niagara. Keep Oct. 27 open, from 4 to 7 p.m., for the most Halloween fun children can have in a safe environment.
Visitors that day might see a bat, a witch's hat or big black cat arching its back, or even better, a shark with sharp teeth, an octopus with eight tentacles or maybe a starfish with five arms. Any child dressed as one of these sea creatures or any other marine animal will be admitted free. Adults and all other children will get a discounted admission of $5.
Aquarium members, as always, are admitted free. Sure to be "fin-filled" this annual event gives the staff a chance to be scary or funny, or both, while on the job. Youngsters, who "trick-or-treat" at the Aquarium of Niagara, will find lots to do and see.
Each child will receive a small treat bag full of surprises. While enjoying the Halloween fun, they will also create a craft to take home.
For the first time ever, well known chocolatier Lindt & Sprungli, located at the Fashion Outlets of Niagara, will be on hand. So will Joe's Crab Shack. There will be more surprises with special sea lion shows featuring the marine mammal staff and the Aquarium of Niagara's sea lions.
A scavenger hunt, with small plastic pumpkins hidden in various exhibits, also will be a part of the Halloween event.
For more information, call 716-285-3575, ext. 206, or check out the Aquarium of Niagara's website atwww.aquariumofniagara.org.