Thank You Thursday 10.31.13

We had so much fun with our visitors on Sunday during the Santa Monica Pier Aquarium’s Halloween and Dia de los Muertos festivities. Our first-ever Halloween parade was a smashing success (no pumpkins were injured in the process). Father-and-son Draculas, pint-sized pirates and lions, mermaids and Minnie Mouse, ghouls and action figure heroes all paraded along the Pier to collect Halloween treats at local businesses.

We couldn’t have done it without the help of the following fine folks:


  • Diana & Omar Khan of, who donated reusable trick-or-treat bags
  • Katherine King of Creative Clowning, who provided fabulous face painting skills
  • Myesha Jones and the team at the Resource Recovery & Recycling division of the Santa Monica Public Works Department Costumes who donated costumes
  • Rusty’s Surf Ranch
  • Bubba Gump Shrimp Co.
  • Pacific Park

Join us as we rev up some curious contraptions at our S.T.E.A.M. machine event on November 9.