• Purple praying mantises decorate a promotional graphic for SuperNatural Halloween 2022
  • Costumed kids dance amid colorful lights at SuperNatural Halloween at the Academy
  • An open-mouthed SuperNatural guest holds a giant green mantis
  • Two Careers In Science interns proudly display fossilized saber-toothed cat skulls at SuperNatural event
  • Costumed bartenders display sodas and alcoholic drinks at SuperNatural Halloween at the Academy
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SuperNatural Halloween
Friday, October 28, 2022
Werewolf, Vampire, and Mummy Party: Doors at 5 pm
General admission: 6:30-9 pm

Please note: All adult ticket purchasers must be accompanied by a child.

Join us for a fright at the museum! Embrace your eerie side and and haunt our halls in costume for our annual family-friendly, scientifically spine-tingling Halloween event.

Eek-vents and activities

Family dressed up as Wizard of Oz characters at SuperNatural event at the Academy

Shake your bones at a silent disco in Steinhart Aquarium. Satisfy your sweet tooth at trick-or-treat stations. Marvel at mystical magic shows. See what slithers and scuttles at live animal demonstrations. Meet mad scientists and ogle at unusual specimens. Create crafts to "DIY" for. Transform into living (or undead) art with face painting. Immortalize your spirit at a photo booth. And last but not least: Teens can rest in peace at an exclusive teen lounge with arcade games, snacks, and more.

Event Co-Chairs: Brynn Bailey, Felicia Chiu, Maggie Danielson, Catherine Drybrough, and Caitlin Fisher

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General admission tickets (6:30 pm entry)

Adult: $60/$55 members
Youth (3-17 years old): $45/$40 members
Kids 2 and under: Free

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Werewolf, Vampire, and Mummy packages (5 pm entry)

Bringing a bunch of souls? Buying a package might be your best bat. Click below to explore our VIP levels.

Werewolf Family Package ($3,000)
  • Access to exclusive VIP Lounge all night with extra activities and surprises
  • Early admission at 5 pm for 6 adults and 6 children
  • Gourmet dinner stations available all evening with open bar
  • Behind-the-scenes tour of the Academy for the whole family
  • Complimentary one-year Academy Family Plus membership ($349 value!)
  • Werewolf recognition on invitation
Vampire Family Package ($1,500)
  • Access to exclusive VIP Lounge all night with extra activities and surprises
  • Early admission at 5 pm for 4 adults and 4 children
  • Gourmet dinner stations available all evening with open bar
  • Vampire recognition on invitation
Mummy Family Package ($750)
  • Early admission at 5 pm for 2 adults and 4 children
  • Gourmet dinner stations until 6:30 pm with open bar
  • Mummy recognition on invitation
Individual Mummy tickets (adult $150, child $125)
  • Early admission at 5 pm and dinner until 6:30 pm with open bar
Sponsor a SuperNatural family ($300)
  • Provides 5 general admission tickets to SuperNatural 2022 for a family that would otherwise be unable to attend!

More gory details

Click below for health and safety requirements, tax deductibility information, and important event policies...if you dare. 

Tax information 

Your payment for SuperNatural 2022 tickets is a tax-deductible contribution, except for $50 of each Werewolf/Vampire/Mummy ticket and $25 of each general admission ticket utilized. In the unlikely event that SuperNatural 2022 does not occur, your generous support will be considered an unrestricted contribution to the California Academy of Sciences.

Note on donor-advised fund (DAF) gifts: Please consult with your tax advisor about directing a donation to the Academy from a donor-advised fund when you may receive something of more than incidental value in return, such as event benefits or museum membership.

Age and costume policy
  • ALL adult ticket purchasers must be accompanied by a child.
  • Children's tickets must be purchased for guests between 3-17 years old.
  • Children age 2 and under are free.

Event attendees are encouraged to dress in Halloween costumes. For the safety and enjoyment of all guests, please keep these guidelines in mind:

  • Costumes should be child-friendly and may not be obstructive, offensive, or violent in nature.
  • Costumes should not contain sharp or pointed objects, or materials that may accidentally strike guests or exhibits.
  • Costumes should not contain any elements which resemble or could easily be mistaken for an actual weapon.
  • The California Academy of Sciences reserves the right to turn away any guest with a costume that we deem offensive or unsafe.
Health and safety

The health and safety of our staff and guests is always our top priority.

Effective September 16, guests will no longer be required to provide proof of full vaccination or a recent negative test. We still strongly encourage all guests to stay up-to-date with their vaccinations.

Please note that our health and safety policies are subject to change. For the latest information and for vaccination and testing resources, please visit our Health & Safety page.

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Contact us
Questions about SuperNatural? Call or email us anytime. 
(415) 379-5411
SuperNatural 2022 Host Committee

As of September 6, 2022

WEREWOLF
Samantha & Darren Bechtel
Halle & Casey Cane
Sallie Griffith
Ana Henderson & Rand Morimoto
Shauna & Vinay Kashyap
Kristen & James Kelly
Nicole & Joe Lacob
Marie & Barry Lipman
Marchetti Family
Laurie & Josh Olshansky
Madeleine & Alexis Sinclair
Elizabeth & Andrew Spokes
Leslie & James Stafford
Gary & Nancy Steele & Family
Crystal & Kenneth Taylor
Mariana & Douglas Wall

VAMPIRE
Stacey & Robert Basso
Sarah & Craig Baum
Beverage Family
Derek Brown & Jim Hilt
Lesley Bunim & Michael Jensen
Madeleine Burkhart & Andrew Anagnost
Ondine Chattan
Christine & Scott Connors
Courtney & Owen DeHoff
Lauren & Matt Dillard
Dolby Family
Jane Dunlevie & Marten Abrahamsen
Randi & Bob Fisher
Ford Family
Josie & Brian Freckmann
Ali & Rocky Fried
Gaynor Family
April & Dave Geib
Marcia & John Goldman
Holly Hagens & Todd Sisitsky
Kimberly & John Harding
Tylee & Jeff Holden
Marny & Andrew Homan
Maia Hoover & Conrad Shultz
Hovan Family
Tonya Kaltenbach
Anne K. Kelley
Hannah & Bianca Kellogg
Angela & Eric Korpela
Noelle Leca & Michael Moradzadeh
Katherine & Robert Lee
Lauren & Joshua Lippman
Meghan Luchi & Jeff Smith
Lauren Lyon & Jack Krawczyk
Emily Maher
Kimberly Mahood & Peter Lyu
Katie & Justin McCarthy
Larry Miao
Christina & Tim Millikin
Jason Moment
Kathryn & Aaron Money
Erin & David Russell
Katherine Orr & Erik Steen
Cameron Phleger
Mercedes Pilgrim
Lisa Ruff & Corey Johnson
Joanna & Stephen Seelbach
Melissa Smith & Jeff Van Harte
Roselyne Swig
Jaime & Paul Touchstone
Mary & Jerome Vascellaro
Jake & Courtney Welch
Amy Wender-Hoch & John Hoch
 

MUMMY
Lani Chun & Lillian Biallosterski
Danny Conway Family
Genevieve Klyce & Zach Ewen
Rebecca & Alfred Lin
Kathleen & George Markov
Jenny & Jarred Marlin
Megan & Jason Mendelson
Priya & Neil Pai
Dana Spiliotis