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Members' Halloween Dance Party

Get ready for our spooktacular Members' Halloween Dance Party! Mark your calendar and start making your costume for one of our most popular evenings of the year. Begin your night with dinner at the Restaurant or come just for the party — it's sure to be an evening full of tricks, treats and fang-tastic festivities!

Oct. 26 (Sat.)

7–10 p.m.

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Dance party tickets:

$25 per adult
$20 per child (ages 3-17; children under three admitted free)

Put on your favorite costume for a frightfully fun evening of activities and ghoulishly good times! Kids of all ages love this event featuring trick-or-treating, music, a Halloween craft and more. The Cafe will be open from 7 to 9:30 p.m. with select food available for purchase.

Tickets to the Halloween Dance Party will be available for purchase online until 5 p.m. on Friday, October 25, or until sold out. Tickets are non-refundable and must be purchased in advance; they will not be available at the door. Space is limited, so get your tickets now. For more information, please call 831.648.4880 Monday to Friday, 9 a.m. to 5 p.m.

Costume Guidelines

We ask that for the safety of our exhibits and your surrounding trick-or-treaters you review the following costume rules for the Halloween Dance Party:

  • Costumes must be family-friendly and may not contain any weapons. This includes any toys or replicas that resemble weapons.
  • Costumes may not contain sharp objects, pointed objects or materials.
  • Masks may only be worn for photo opportunities.
  • The Monterey Bay Aquarium reserves the right to turn away any guest with a costume that we deem offensive or unsafe.

Remember, this is an Aquarium-member, family-friendly event and we want everyone to enjoy themselves!


Buy tickets for the dance party

Add a Dinner Reservation (Optional)

Seatings at 6:15 or 6:30 p.m.

Start your evening with our special Halloween Dinner. Your dinner ticket includes admission to the Halloween Dance Party, a three-course dinner and a non-alcoholic beverage. Beer, wine and additional non-alcoholic beverages will be available at your table for purchase. Advance reservations are required as seating is limited; tickets are non-refundable. Please enter the Restaurant from Hovden Way (just past the Member Entrance).

Dinner and dance party tickets:

$102 per adult (includes tax and gratuity)
$46 per child (ages 3–12)

Dinner tickets are now sold out.
If you were unable to make a dinner reservation, you may be added to our waiting list by calling 831.648.4880, Monday to Friday, 9 a.m. to 5 p.m. Please note tickets to the Halloween Dance Party are still available.


Dinner Menu

Adult Menu

  • First Course: Grilled endive, kale, roasted apples, Point Reyes blue cheese, candied walnuts, honey-vinaigrette dressing
  • Main Course: Pan-seared black cod, pumpkin risotto, roasted carrots, fried Brussels sprout leaves, beurre blanc
  • Dessert: Pear galette, caramel sauce

Child Menu

  • First Course: Crispy chicken, macaroni and cheese
  • Main Course: Grilled salmon, mashed potatoes, roasted carrots
  • Dessert: Pear galette, caramel sauce

If you have food allergies, please email kmontgomery@mbayaq.org and let us know by 5 p.m. one week prior to the event.