Halloween Spooktacular Heralds Living Museum Opening
Join EcoVivarium’s Living Museum as we celebrate a Halloween Spooktacular Grand Opening. We are excited to invite our friends, neighbors and visitors from near and far to join us for two days of festivities. Saturday, October 29th we kick off the fun at 10:00a.m. for a chance to visit the newly completed Living Museum. We’re inviting children, 12 and under, to wear their Halloween costumes – with treats offered throughout the museum. Make a day of your visit by having the kids enter our Costume Competition and partake in special crafts, games and activities throughout the day. Crafts, games and activities begin at 11:30 and conclude at 2:30. There will be two costume competitions on Saturday (11 and 2:30) and one on Sunday (2:30). The kids will be thrilled with special “treat” awards for Costumes and games!
Sorry, no gory and/or frightening costumes allowed. Masks are permitted for the competition only – not while viewing the animals in the museum.
October 29th & 30th: A Spooktacular Fall Grand Opening – 10:00am to 4:30pm
Visit the new EcoVivarium Living Museum. We’ll be having two full days of fun, complete with costume contests, crafts, a scavenger hunt, and more fun activities for the kids. Our Ambassador Animals will be getting into the spirit with special costumes and decorations of their own. Bring your camera because there will be special photo opportunities with our amazing Ambassador Animals! Be the first to Adopt an Ambassador and receive a special gift packet to commemorate your adoption!
October 29th 7:00pm – 9:30pm: A Taste of Fall Celebration We’re hosting a special evening to commemorate the opening of EcoVivarium Living Museum. Adults enjoy some special pairings of local wines and brews with light d’oeuvres. The younger crowd will enjoy some delicious Halloween Treats! We will have special Museum Tours, Ambassador Interaction Opportunities, a Silent Auction and an Opportunity Drawing. Register HERE. There is a suggested donation of $25 per person entrance fee.
The Living Museum is located in downtown Escondido at 136 S. Juniper St. between Grand Avenue and Second Street. Annual Passes are available for purchase.
EcoVivarium is a biome based museum featuring live reptiles, amphibians and arthropods. Ninety-eight percent of our collection comes to us through rescue and two percent through donation with only select arthropods being purchased from captive bred populations.
Our design encompasses the natural habitats of our Animal Ambassadors and conveys their impact in the sciences, art, culture and history of humans since the dawn of time. Unlike any other museum or zoo, guests visiting the Living Museum are presented with multiple opportunities to experience hands-on interaction with various Animal Ambassadors each day. As you Step In To Their World…® it is our goal to ignite in you an excitement to learn and explore the wonders of the world we share with these amazing creatures.
We would like to extend our sincere appreciation to the amazing team of volunteers that have worked with us since 2009. While too numerous to name them all here, without each and every one of them, the dream of creating and opening the doors of the Living Museum would not have been possible.
Special Thanks to the Dedication, Work and Support from our key volunteers and donors:
- Michael Reed
- Danny Enlow
- Patrick Wilcox
- John Krakauer Charitable Trust
- Habit Plumbing
- Carpet Club
Public Museum Hours: 10am – 4:30pm Wednesday thru Sunday (Closed Monday & Tuesday)
Museum Location: 136 S. Juniper Street, Escondido CA 92025
Admission: Children: $8.00 Adults: $10.00
Annual Memberships Available beginning September 24th
Celebrate your next birthday with EcoVivarium and our amazing Animal Ambassadors. Party Packages start as low as $195. Reservations are now being accepted.
Ask about our NEW Exclusive King of the Jungle Party Package! We do everything but invite the guests! You get to sit back and enjoy the festivities!
Call (760)975-9690 to book your next party or special event!
Calling All Volunteers!
Animal Care Volunteers: We are seeking Animal Care Volunteers interested in working with us on day to day care of our Animal Ambassadors. Some reptile experience preferred. Requires a minimum of 20 hours per month commitment.
Education Assistants: Do you love working with kids, reptiles, amphibians and bugs? We are seeking Education Assistants available during the school day and on weekends to assist in program presentations. Some animal handling and public speaking or teaching experience preferred.
Reading with Reptiles Volunteers: Student Volunteers (age 13 yrs and up) are being sought to work with children and dragons in our reading program. Second Tuesday & Forth Thursday from 1 to 4:30
VOLUNTEER REQUIREMENTS: Minimum age: 13 years (minors require parent permission) and be willing to commit to at least 20 hours per month. All volunteers required attend a volunteer orientation and job specific training. Must be willing to submit to fingerprinting and background check.
Living Museum slated to open in September!
EcoVivarium presents a new concept Living Museum. Come explore the world, right here in your own back yard! See our Animal Ambassadors up close and enjoy unique hands-on encounters. Experience their world, meet fascinating creatures and learn about the many connections we share. Join us for special Family Night Events, Exploration Saturdays, Day Camps and more!
EcoVivarium invites you to share in the excitement of bringing this one of kind educational experience to life by becoming a Building Block supporter today!
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