With October comes colder weather, colorful leaves, and lots of candy. But it also brings two exciting celebrations to Georgia Aquarium: our month-long Georgia A-Scary-Um event and Cephalopod Awareness Days! Beginning on October 1st and ending on the 31st, Georgia Aquarium will celebrate Georgia A-Scary-Um, a month-long Halloween celebration that brings four fun-filled events to our guests.  Additionally, Cephalopod Awareness Days stretch from October 8th through the 12th. Within each of these celebrations are a slew of attractions designed to entertain children and adults alike:

Cephalopod Awareness Days

On October 8-12, come celebrate everyone’s favorite invertebrates! On October 8th from 11:00 a.m. to 2:00 p.m., guests can participate in a variety of educational activities such as meeting the aquarists that look after our cephalopods, hearing about some of the squid’s most important functions, and learning about octopuses, cuttlefish and more. Better yet, all activities are complimentary with General Admission or Annual Membership!





Toddler Time

Gather your little ones on Monday, October 10th from 10:00 a.m. to 11:30 a.m. for a hands-on educational experience about some of the ocean’s friendliest creatures. At this Fall Festival-themed occasion, guests will meet in the Oceans Ballroom for exclusive views of the whale sharks, beluga whales and manta rays. Children can also look forward to meeting and learning about an approachable aquarium animal, an appearance by a costumed character, story time, crafts and a small snack. To purchase tickets to this month’s Toddler Time, please click here.




Sips Under the Sea

On October 21st, enjoy a whole new perspective of the Aquarium from behind your mask at this Masquerade-themed shindig for adults. Come dressed to impress and enjoy music, signature cocktails and delicious small food plates. To purchase tickets to this after-hours event, please click here.






Stop by Georgia Aquarium as you make your Trick-Or-Treating rounds on the 30th and 31st of October! Guests can expect trick-or-treating stations in every gallery, crafts, and photo stations from 11:00 a.m. to 2:00 p.m. on the 30th and 5:00 p.m. to 8:00 p.m. on the 31st. All Halloween activities are free for Annual Members and complimentary for all guests with Aquarium admission, and up to two children—in costume and under the age of 12—can enter free with each paid adult or member between 9:00 a.m. and 4:00 p.m. on Sunday and 9:00 a.m. and 8:00 p.m. on Monday.

Graveyard Smash: A Monstrous Spook-tacular

Don’t miss this upbeat musical event, which features iconic Halloween characters singing and dancing to hits of the ‘70s and ‘80s. The show will run every weekend in October, with performances occurring at 12:30 p.m. on Saturdays and Sundays.


To purchase tickets or find more information about our October events, please visit georgiaaquarium.org. October at Georgia Aquarium brings a little extra fun for everyone!