• 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

SuperNatural Halloween
Friday, October 28, 2022
Werewolf, Vampire, and Mummy Party: Doors at 5 pm
General admission: 6:30-9 pm

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 spooky Halloween event.

Tickets on sale now—the first 100 Early Bird purchasers will enjoy an additional $5 off!

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


General admission tickets (6:30 pm entry)

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


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. At this time, all SuperNatural guests ages 12+ will be required to provide proof of full COVID-19 vaccination OR a negative test from within 48 hours of the event, with booster shots and indoor masking strongly encouraged. 

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.

Support our work

SuperNatural ticket sales scare up vital support for initiatives like Academy for All. Can't make it? Consider a donation instead.

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