The Secret Society of Adultologists

The Secret Society of Adultologists: Spooky

Friday, October 21, 7-10 PM

Time to scream...with excitement. After two years in the dark, the Secret Society returns to the Museum just in time for spooky season. Don your Halloween costumes for this once-a-year 21+ event, featuring hands-on science, music, rooftop views, craft beers, craft cocktails, and, well, crafts.

Get nocturnal with The Nat once again. Tickets are $15 for members, $25 for nonmembers, and include access to all exhibitions and activities. Food and beverage available for purchase. Sorry, but this event is now sold out!

Featured Activities

  • Behind the scenes tour of the Dead Zoo taxidermy collection | also known as our Nature to You Loan Library
  • Live music by La Diabla
  • Haunted photo booth | pose with a carnivorous plant
  • Photo-based scavenger hunt | inspired by our upcoming exhibition, Caught on Camera (with prizes)
  • Costume contest | also with prizes, of course
  • Secret Library | a rare peek behind the scenes (shhhh!)
  • Tarot readings | with Laney and Le
  • Blacklight drawing | with Sketchparty San Diego
  • Visit the Dead Living Lab | see scorpions glow and watch spiders devour their prey
  • Bone match game | test your skeleton smarts
  • Craft a spider | with the Fleet Science Center
  • Behind the scenes of Birds & Mammals | see the collection
  • Paleo forensics | solve a prehistoric mystery
  • Face your phobia | meet a live tarantula and a dead snake
  • Flash art | with Seven Seas Tattoo
  • Bats true or false
  • Bootanicals | learn to use the Budburst app to advance science with San Diego Botanic Garden
  • Dig up bones | in the paleo lab with our fossil-prep team
  • Brew/boo | learn the basics of beer science with Burning Beard Brewing Co.

See the museum come alive after-hours and be a part of the Secret Society. All sales support the Museum's research, science, exhibitions, and education programs.

Bites and Beverages

Gourmet tapas from local favorite Wolf in the Woods (located on the rooftop)

  • Fall squash soup with crema, toasted almonds, and black kale (vegan option without crema) | $7
  • Barbacoa short rib tacos with sweet onion, avocado and corn salsa, fresh cilantro, served with tortilla chips | one taco $5 / two tacos $9
  • Bag of Bones: salted caramel slow-cooked pork ribs, chipotle lime potato salad | $15
  • New Mexico red hatch chile dusted potato chips with green hatch chile sour cream dipping | $7
  • Smoked Spanish paprika and pumpkin deviled eggs, sweet potato sticks | $6

Tasty east African bites from Red Sambusas (located in the Atrium) | 2 for $5 / 5 for $10 / 12 for $20

  • Spinach (Vegan)
  • Potato (Vegan)
  • Lentil (Vegan)
  • Coconut Cream (Vegetarian)
  • Minced Beef
  • Curry Chicken

Wine and specialty cocktails, along with craft beer from Burning Beard Brewery (bars will be located in the Atrium and rooftop)

Past Events

  • January 24, 2020: Time Machine
  • September 20, 2019: ¡Californias!
  • May 3, 2019: Garden Party
  • February 8, 2019: Red
  • November 16, 2018: Shiny, Pretty Things
  • June 16, 2018: Adult Summer Camp
  • February 9, 2018: Courtship, Love, and Sex in Nature
  • September 29, 2017: Secret Society of Adultologists