We were invited to Sea World for all the Spooktacular fun, all opinions as always are our own.
We love spending time at Sea World, San Diego. It’s been a unique pleasure to actually take my children to a place that means so much to me. After visiting Sea World when I was young I vowed that I wanted to be a marine biologist. I was only in 2nd grade but my time with marine animals at Sea World had forever changed how I viewed the planet. It’s experiences that teach our children that stay with them forever and I can say that was true for me. I never ended up getting a degree or going to school for marine biology but the ocean and all living things have a special place in my heart.
So actually getting to know some of the animals at Sea World is something I am forever grateful for and so we use each experience at Sea World to learn something new. There’s so many opportunities to that all around Sea World San Diego!
Of course there’s lots of opportunities for some Halloween fun too! Weekends are loads of fun through October at Sea World, our girls came dressed in costume and ready for fun. There’s loads of candy and trick or treating all day at Sea World. Spooktacular is included with park admission, and takes place every Saturday and Sunday from September 23 through October 29, 2017.
Sea World’s Trick or Treat Bag Policy –
True to it’s values in conservation and education Sea World is doing it’s part this Halloween by asking guests to bright their own reusable bags for trick or treating. You can also pick up a resuable bag at the park (see image) for as little as 99¢ at any park gift shop. When you do, 5% of each bag purchase will go directly to the SeaWorld & Busch Gardens Conservation Fund. Please do not bring plastic bags for trick-or-treating and team with Sea World to protect animals and the environment.
Trick-or-Treat hours are 12 pm to one hour to park close.
Dia de los Muertos
Who Said Boo?!
Trick Your own Treats
We’re big fans of the food at Sea World. Trick your own treat with these super fun treats that your kiddos can decorate themselves.
What we love most about the Sea World Halloween Spooktacular is all the decorations around the park. They really get you into the Halloween spirit – and we have so much fun!
This year we got to learn about some of Sea World pet ambassadors. Like spending time with Sea World’s San Diego’s African crested porcupine named Taro. She loves to dig and work for her food so we actually got to see her do that with her delicious coconut. We also got to sped time with Tess, she is the two tied sloth that lives at Sea World. Did you know that small gestures like recycling your paper and plastics will help conserve the forests where sloths live? That’s why we love spending time at Sea World. The incredible animal trainers and caretakers always remind us of what we can do to help these animals in the wild. It’s a valuable lesson for my girls and one I know they will always live with.
I love spending time with Tess, she reminds me to slow down and enjoy these special moments with my girls. We also got to spend time learning about some new animal species. Like the tarantula, a spooky one for Halloween. Did you know that it’s female tarantulas who live the longest? Also tarantulas are actually very docile and don’t actually bite. My girls thought this was really interesting because they actually just release some of their hairs which usually irritates whatever is trying to eat it. Tarantellas hairs are very irritating so they can keep away predators.
Our girls also learned that because tarantulas have exoskelatons they are extremely fragile. Just a simple fall could mean bad news for a tarantula. They also don’t spin webs but they do make silk like other spiders. Instead they trap their food on the ground and prefer to eat at night. It was really interesting learning about something that seemed so scary to us. Turns out she’s not that scary after all! There’s so much fun to be had all around the park at Sea World San Diego. I hope you’ll join our family and challenge yourself to learn something about one of the animals at Sea World new each time you visit. You can get your tickets and learn more about Sea World Halloween Spooktacular on their website.