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Mississippi Aquarium to hold second annual ‘Boo at MSAQ’ event this weekend

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Mississippi Aquarium’s (MSAQ) second annual two-day Boo at MSAQ event will be held this weekend, featuring a full schedule of Halloween-themed festivities.

Activities including an underwater pumpkin carving, a photo op with Madagascar Hissing Cockroaches, trick-or-treating, and more will be available for attendees to participate in.

The aquarium will also host two special presentations called River Monsters and More Tall Tails and Feeling Batty from 11:30 a.m. to 3:30 p.m. on Saturday and Sunday. Other Halloween-themed events including the Halloween Croc-Quest, Aqua Kids Post, and Draw Alive will be available for attendees to participate in all day.

Here’s the entire schedule for this weekend’s event.

  • 10:00 a.m. – Gator Ghouls – Alligator Habitat
  • 11:15 a.m. – Aviary Chat/Feed
  • 11:30 a.m.-12:00 p.m. – Hissing Prints – A Photo Op with Madagascar Hissing Cockroaches!
  • 11:45 a.m. – Otter Chat
  • 12:30 p.m. – Dolphin Presentation
  • 1:30 p.m. – Gator Ghouls – Alligator Habitat
  • 2:00 p.m. – Underwater Pumpkin Carving – Big Window
  • 3:00 p.m. – Shadows in the Night – Aviary
  • 3:15-3:45 p.m. – Hissing Prints – A Photo Op with Madagascar Hissing Cockroaches!
  • 3:30 p.m. – Creepy Crawly Bottom Dwellers – 3rd floor

Trick-or-treating will be held outside in 30-minute increments throughout the weekend.

Here’s the full list of times:

October 29 10 a.m.-10:30 a.m., 1 p.m.-1:30 p.m., 2:30 p.m.-3:00 p.m., 4 p.m.-4:30 p.m.
October 30 1 p.m.-1:30 p.m., 2:30 p.m.-3 p.m.

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