• Web banner for SuperNatural 2023 with creepy dinosaur eye
  • A family in Dia de Los Muertos costumes and holding guitars poses for a family portrait
  • SuperNatural Halloween guests in costume pose in front of a table full of scientific skull specimens
  • A woman in a pointy witch hat paints the face of a girl at the Academy's SuperNatural Halloween party
  • A woman holds a green giant mantis insect
  • Guests enjoy a silent disco in the Philippine Coral Reef exhibit during SuperNatural Halloween party

Friday, October 27, 2023
6:30-9 pm (VIP entry at 5 pm)

General admission (GA) adult (18+): $60
General admission (GA) youth (3-17): $45

Mark your calendars: SuperNatural is back for the BIGGEST Halloween yet.

Relive the fun! Find event photos here. Thanks for joining us at SuperNatural and for supporting the Academy!

Join us for a heart-thumping and brain-tingling good time as you explore the Academy at night—including our newest exhibition, The World's Largest Dinosaurs! Start planning your costumes for an evening of larger-than-life, family-friendly Halloween fun with bones, boos, science, and sweet trick-or-treats.

Event Co-Chairs: Brynn Bailey, Alex Carlson, Maggie Danielson, Talia Kennedy, and Chelsea Maughan Kohler


Eek-vents and activities

A family dressed up as the Addams Family at SuperNatural Halloween 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.

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Packages and tickets



Werewolf, Vampire, & Mummy Packages (5 pm entry)

NEW this year: Werewolf Den Package ($3,500) (SOLD OUT!!)

  • An exclusively reserved Werewolf Den table for gathering your pack in the West Garden Lounge
  • Complimentary event parking for up to 2 vehicles in Music Concourse Garage
  • Plus everything included in Werewolf Package below

Werewolf Family Package ($3,000)

  • Access to exclusive West Garden 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 West Garden 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
General admission tickets (6:30 pm entry)
  • 6:30 pm event entry
  • Adult (ages 18+): $60 ($55 members)
  • Youth (ages 3-17): $45 ($40 members)
  • 2 and under: Free
Sponsor a SuperNatural family
  • $300 provides 5 general admission tickets to SuperNatural 2023 for a family that would otherwise be unable to attend!

More gory details

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

Tax information 

Your payment for SuperNatural 2023 tickets is a tax-deductible contribution, except for $660 for the Werewolf Den package, $600 for the Werewolf package, $400 for each Vampire package, $300 for each Mummy package, $50 per individual Mummy tickets, and $25 of each General Admission ticket. In the unlikely event that SuperNatural 2023 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.
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Contact us
Questions about SuperNatural? Call or email us anytime. 
(415) 379-5411

SuperNatural VIP Donors

A huge thank you to SuperNatural’s Co-Chairs and VIP Donors

Werewolf Dens
Brynn* & John Bailey
Alexandra* & Stephen Carlson
The Costa Family
Maggie Danielson* & Jason Scott
Randi & Bob Fisher
Marcia & John Goldman
The Kellogg Family
Talia Kennedy* & Family
Chelsea Maughan Kohler* & Scott Kohler
Crystal & Kenneth Taylor

The Beverage Family
Felicia Chiu & Luke Teeple
Kimberly & John Harding
The Hovan Family
Shauna & Vinay Kashyap
Kristen & James Kelly
Meghan Luchi & Jeff Smith
Alexandria & Kevin Marchetti
Barbara Novak & Ellis Verosub
The Steele Family
Samantha & Scott Zinober

The Bardell Family
The Behera Family
Stacey & Robert Basso
Sarah & Craig Baum
The Behera Family
Leslie Bunim & Michael Jensen
The Burgess Family
The Burmeister Family
The Byrne Family
Halle & Casey Cane
Ondine Chattan
Sara Chenault & Edward Lang
The Chung Family
Marea & Matt Clark
The Collins Family
The Cortez Family
The Cranston Family
Courtney & Owen DeHoff
Lauren & Matt Dillard
The Dolby Family
The Dowdney Family
The Echevarria Family
Allison & Jesse Eisenhardt
Ali Esfahani
The Fram Family
Josephine & Brian Freckmann
The Gauthier Family
April & Dave Geib
The Gholson Family
The Gray Family
Dennis & Leah Hearst
Ana Henderson & Rand Morimoto
Tylee & Jeff Holden
Tonya Kaltenbach
Anne K. Kelley
Erin Kim
Angela & Eric Korpela
Kyle & Shannon Kovac
The Lane Family
The Lee Family
Lauren & Joshua Lippman
Emilie & Andy Lynch
Katie & Justin McCarthy
Christina & Tim Millikin
Emily & Michael Millman
Kathryn & Aaron Money
The Moody Family
Dimitry Nuyten
The O'Leary Family
Katherine Orr & Erik Steen
The Pace Family
Katie Schwab Paige & Matthew Paige
The Pascolini Family
Julie & Joseph Ratner
The Rice Family
Emily & Dan Reuter
Erin & David Russell
Joanna & Stephen Seelbach
Ms. Sandra J. Shorenstein & Mr. Gregory J. Kuhn
The Smiley Family
The Smith Family
Melissa Smith & Jeff Van Harte
Patrick & Catherine Spalding
The Spalleta Family
The Spiliotis Family
The Stock Family
The Taylor Family
Clayton Timbrell
Mary & Jerome Vascellaro
Abbey & Paul Walker
Stephanie & John Warren
Courtney & Jake Welch
The Wu Family

Mummy Families
The Aynechi Family
Kristina & John Bickford
Katherine Harbin Clammer & Adam Clammer
Katherine & Will Connolly
Danny Conway Family
Michelle & Derek Devaney
The Dhawan Family
Jane Dunlevie & Marten Abrahamsen
Nancy & H. Hibbs Hawke
Becky Heldfond
The Kalin Family
Megan & Matthew Ketchum
Jenny & Jarred Marlin
The Offer Family
Jenny & Nathan Sharp

As of October 25, 2023