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Dolphinaris Brings Together Conservation and Halloween Fun

Halloween night, Dolphinaris Arizona will provide treats of an entirely different kind. The fun kicks off with a special dolphin presentation at 6pm—will be unlike anywhere else.

Families can also look forward to a Halloween-themed Virtual Reality Conservation Experience specially priced at $5, a candy kiosk in the courtyard, and a meet-and-greet with the loveable Dolphinaris mascot, Dolly the Dolphin as well as opportunities to meet some of the Trainers.

This fun-filled evening will culminate in The Recycled Material Costume Contest, with awards for the best costumes made entirely of recycled materials. Categories include Best Kids Costume (12 & under), Most Original (16 & under), and Family Fun (all ages). First-, second-, and third-place winners will receive a free Dolphin Experience with a value of up to $199. Entrants simply need to show up at the Dolphinaris lobby in their recycled costume during the event and have their picture taken and provide contact information. Winners will be contacted at the end of the evening.

Why recycled costumes? Recycling is one way to help save our oceans; the 60 Blu Crew Conservation Ambassadors who’ve received a special invitation to this event can tell you all about it. The Dolphinaris Blu Crew consists of kids in grades 4 through 12 who are dedicated to protecting marine animals and their ocean homes. Dolphinaris encourages them, and guests of all ages, to make a personal commitment to pledge the four R’s:

• REDUCE the amount of plastic and energy we use
• REUSE reusable plastic containers
• RECYCLE everything possible
• REFUSE plastic straws

“Our Fall Festival is one more way to reinforce our conservation message, and to inspire young people to become stewards of the sea and its life,” says Lee Ann Witt, Event Sales Manager and Education Director at Dolphinaris Arizona. “And, of course, to have fun. Personally, I can’t wait to see what the kids come up with for costumes. It’s going to be a howl. Sorry, no pun intended.”