• Image of Academy animals in Halloween costumes with text, "SuperNatural October 26, 2024"
  • Image of SuperNatural guests and Farmer Mike carving the giant pumpkin
  • Image of skeleton costume family
  • Image of docent in starfish costume
  • Guests enjoy a silent disco in the Philippine Coral Reef exhibit during SuperNatural Halloween party
  • A woman holds a green giant mantis insect

Saturday, October 26, 2024
6:30–9 p.m.
Go VIP for 5 p.m. early entry!

Haunt the Academy at night at the Bay Area’s best family Halloween party!

It's the dead of summer—and the perfect time to purchase your SuperNatural tickets. Get ready to:

  • Shake your bones at a silent disco in Steinhart Aquarium
  • Satisfy your sweet tooth at trick-or-treat stations
  • 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.
  • Rest in peace at an exclusive teen lounge with arcade games, snacks, and more

VIP Packages and Early Admission tickets on sale now. Slay tuned: General Admission tickets available early-August.


VIP Packages

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All VIP (Very Important Phantom) Packages include 5 p.m. early entry, exclusive access to the VIP Garden, and complimentary food and premium open bar (21+) all evening. Click the link below to view all perks and purchase a package.

  • Werewolf Den: Admission for 12 ($3,500)
  • Werewolf Family: Admission for 10 ($3,000)
  • Vampire Family: Admission for 6 ($1,500)
  • Add-on VIP ticket: Email events@calacademy.org to purchase

Early Admission tickets

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All Early Admission tickets include 5 p.m. early entry, complimentary beer and wine all evening (21+), and complimentary food until 6:30 p.m. Click the link below to view all perks and purchase tickets.

  • Early Admission Family: Admission for 4 ($750)
  • Early Admission Individual: Admission for 1 ($200)

General Admission tickets

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On sale in early-August!

General Admission (GA) tickets include 6:30 p.m. entry, complimentary beer and wine all evening (21+), and food and cocktails available for purchase.

  • GA adult (18+): $60 ($55 members)
  • GA youth (3–17): $45 ($40 members)

More gory details

Click below for tax deductibility information and important age and costume policies...if you dare.

Tax information

Your payment for SuperNatural 2024 tickets is a tax-deductible contribution, except for $660 for the Werewolf Den package, $500 for the Werewolf package, $300 for each Vampire package, $200 for each Mummy package, $50 per individual Mummy tickets, and $25 of each General Admission ticket. In the unlikely event that SuperNatural 2024 does not occur, your generous support will be considered an unrestricted contribution to the California Academy of Sciences.

Note on Donor Advised Fund Gifts: In accordance with IRS guidelines, payments from Donor Advised Funds (DAF) will not be accepted to pay any portion of an event ticket package in which benefits are provided to donor advisors. The Academy will return to the payor DAF any payments received which are designated as intended for such event ticket packages. Gifts from DAFs may be accepted as general donations in support of such events, or from non-attendees of the event who wish to purchase an event ticket package and donate it to the Academy. Donor advisors should consult their DAF manager, tax advisor, and/or legal counsel with questions about proposed contributions and any other restrictions that apply to donations from DAFs.

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.
Paying by check

If you are paying for your SuperNatural tickets by check, please download and complete the form below and mail it back to us with your payment.

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

SuperNatural VIP Donors

The Academy extends a huge thank-you to this year's SuperNatural Co-Chairs and VIP donors.

SuperNatural Co-Chairs
Alexandra Carlson
Maggie Danielson
Jessica Goldman Foung
Talia Kennedy
Chelsea Maughan Kohler

Honorary Event Chairs
Hunter & Alexis Pence