HONOLULU, Oahu (HawaiiNewsNow) - Learn about those who lurk in the darkest depths of the ocean at Bishop Museum when it presents a new exhibition Creatures of the Abyss. The exhibit runs until January 9, 2011.
Creatures of the Abyss takes you on a journey to the most inaccessible ecosystem on Earth - the deep ocean. Descend to the deepest parts of the ocean and discover the extraordinary, mysterious, and downright strange creatures of the deep. Entangle yourself in the tentacles of a life-sized model of a colossal squid. The largest known species of squid! Step inside the Bioluminescence Theatre and find out how the creatures of the abyss produce fantastic colored light shows to see and communicate in complete darkness!
The ocean contains more than 99% of the living space on the planet, yet only 3% of it has been explored. Each time scientists visit the deep ocean they discover new species. Creatures of the Abyss is divided by themes that will take you into the deep, and introduce the creatures that inhabit these unique and fascinating landscapes.
Bishop Museum will celebrate its 23rd Annual Treat Street event on Halloween. This year's festivities will be themed around the Museum's latest exhibit, Creatures of the Abyss.
After the Museum closes for the day - bring the kids back dressed in their favorite creatures costume to go trick-or-treating down Treat Street on the Great Lawn! Join the fun in the various contests and activities. The evening starts off with trick-or-treating for the keiki down a make-believe street full of colorful facades and characters. There will be lots of "Creatures of the Abyss" themed crafts and activities, including: Giant Squid Bean Bag Toss, Deep Sea Dunk Tank, Fish the Fathoms, Plankton Pie Plunge, and a Creature Coloring Contest.
The Bishop Museum is asking for your help with candy donations! Please donate. They will be accepting donations all the way up to the event itself.
Sunday, October 31
5:30 pm - 8:00 pm
Costume Contest Categories
Most Adorable (ages 1 -5; and 6-12)
Most Original (ages 1-5; and 6-12; and 11-15)
Spookiest (ages 1-5; and 6-10; and 11-15)
Best Sea Creature (ages 1-5; and 6-10; and 11-15)
King & Queen of Halloween (16 years & up)