There will be more surprises with special sea lion shows featuring the marine mammal staff and the aquarium’s always entertaining sea lions.
A scavenger hunt, with small plastic pumpkins hidden in various exhibits, also will be a part of the Halloween event.
For more information about this and other events at the aquarium, call 285-3575, ext. 206, or check out the website www.aquariumofniagara.org.
Big acts at Rapids' Halloween party
Toronto-based band USS, along with TimeGiant and the Whiskey Reverb, will be on hand for Saturday's Halloween party at the Rapids Theatre, 1711 Main St.
Advance tickets are $10 or $20 on Saturday. The event includes a huge costume contest with the first place winner earning a weekend trip for two to Toronto and dinner with the members of USS. Cash prizes will be available for second and third place finishers. There will be giveaways all night as well.
NYPA's 'Spooktacular' on Saturday
The New York Power Authority will hold its annual “Halloween Spooktacular” on 10 a.m. to 4 p.m. Saturday at its admission-free Power Vista, the Visitors Center for the Niagara Hydroelectric Power Plant, 5777 Lewiston Road, Lewiston.
Children up to age 16 will be able participate in a costume contest from 10 a.m. to 2 p.m. plus enjoy games provided by the Niagara Police Athletic League, crafts from the New York State Office of Parks, Recreation and Historic Preservation’s Interpretive Center, visits to the haunted house by the Lockport YMCA’s Teen Leaders Group and free hayrides around the Power Vista traffic circle.
In addition, NYS Parks will also provide free rides on its Niagara Scenic Trolley between the Gorge Discovery Center and the Power Vista during the event.
Masons from the New York Masonic Safety ID Program will be on hand to provide parents, guardians, college students and seniors with free Safety ID packets. Visitors who sign up will receive a compact disc, personalized with their digital photograph, fingerprints and other vital statistics that can prove to be an invaluable aid to law enforcement in the search for a missing loved one.