Families who arrive early for the Tennessee Aquarium’s AquaScarium VII Halloween party will get an extra special treat—the chance to see someone walk a line suspended between the Aquarium’s peaks.
Local world-class highliner Edward Yates will rig lines of great heights on the Tennessee Aquarium peaks and then walk across them as a unique feature of RiverRocks 2014. Similar to tightrope walking, but accessible to anyone, slacklining and highlining are trending outdoor sports.
Edward will safely execute this stunt in the common style of highlining and will be wearing a safety leash in case of a fall. Yates will make his first attempt crossing between the peaks between 5:30 and 6 p.m. on Friday, Oct. 24. This cutting-edge spectacle will be repeated on Saturday, Oct. 25, at 11 a.m., 1 p.m. and 3 p.m.
The exciting highlining event begins an evening of family-friendly fun inside the Aquarium’s two buildings. Tiny goblins and superheroes of all ages are invited to come in costume with their favorite treat bag for this annual safe, yet spirited, Halloween party.This year’s event, which lasts from 6 to 9 p.m., includes a host of new activities and special appearances, from princesses and superheroes to mermaids and pirates.
As trick-or-treaters wind their way through both Aquarium buildings, a word puzzle scavenger hunt will lead them to a prize. Along the way, they will meet costumed Aquarium mascot Harry Otter and his friends. You never know who you might see inside the Nickajack Lake and River Giants exhibits as Aquarium SCUBA divers get into the Halloween spirit.
While nothing at AquaScarium VII should give kids a real scare, a magical snow queen and her snowman friend might just give little ones goose bumps! Some swashbuckling pirates along with Magellan, and colorful characters like Otis the Otter Spotter will also delight guests.
AquaScarium VII Family Halloween Party
Friday, Oct. 24
6 – 9 p.m.
Adult & child members: $8 each
Non-member adult $35
Non-member child $25
Non-member price includes Aquarium admission.
Children must be accompanied by an adult.