This October as the leaves begin to change, Georgia Aquarium will be hosting various events during the autumn month. Whether it’s celebrating cephalopods, sipping cocktails at a murder mystery, enjoying a Halloween extravaganza or visiting during fall break, you don’t want to miss out on the fun with your friends and family!

Gather your squid squad and celebrate Cephalopod Awareness Days on Oct. 8 – Oct. 12 at Georgia Aquarium. Guests will learn all about different species of cephalopods and their roles in the world’s ecosystems. From cuttlefish to squid to octopus, there is fun for all to be had. On Saturday, Oct. 10 from 11 a.m. to 2 p.m. there will be fun, educational activities all about cephalopods. Activities include chatting with aquarists, competing in a cephalopod scavenger hunt and testing your knowledge playing Plinko. This event is free with general admission.

Start your fall break with Georgia Aquarium! Now through Oct. 23, save 20 percent on walk up pricing when you purchase tickets in advance online, and kids will also eat free! Each free kid’s meal includes the choice of a hot dog, corn dog, two chicken tenders or Smucker’s Uncrustable PB&J, with choice of Goldfish crackers or whole fruit, and a choice of milk, can of soda, or a small bottled water to drink. Make sure to purchase online in prior to visiting as this offer is not available at the on-site ticket window!

For a night of mystery and thrills, October's Sips Under the Sea offers a chance for guests to use their sleuthing skills to solve a murder mystery. On Friday, Oct. 16 from 6-9 p.m., guests are encouraged to dress in costume to help solve clues in this frighteningly fun game of mystery, all while enjoying cocktails and tapas surrounded by stunning aquatic life. Tickets include all-access admission to the Aquarium, two cocktails, and a night of fun and suspense. All guests must be 21 and over to attend. Tickets are $24.95 for members or $46.95 for non-members and must be purchased in advance

Experience some ghastly fun as Georgia Aquarium transforms into Georgia A-Scary-Um. This event provides a fun and safe environment for the whole family to enjoy and offers four weekends full of Halloween fun. Starting Oct. 10 and running every weekend through Oct. 31, see Frankenstein and his ghoulish friends BOOgie down to hits from the 70’s and 80’s in new entertainment show, Graveyard Smash: A Monstrous Spook-Tacular. This show is free with general admission and runs twice daily on Saturdays and Sundays. On Halloween, Oct. 31, from 10 a.m. - 4 p.m Georgia Aquarium will turn into the perfect setting for the entire family to trick-or-treat throughout the Aquarium's galleries. Children 12 and under in costume will also receive free admission with purchase of an adult general admission ticket or Georgia Aquarium membership. Enjoy trick-or-treat stations in each gallery, Halloween crafts, enjoy listening to a spooky story or snap a photo at our photo stations to forever remember your wickedly fun experience.

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