Join us for some story time fun! Help us celebrate Otter Week with a special story time with First 5 LA's Potter the Otter. Potter will be joining us during the Aquarium's regular 3:30pm story time to meet and greet Aquarium guests and pose for photographs. He will also be bringing some of his favorite books to give away to anyone who RSVPs. Please let us know if you plan to attend and how many adults and children you will be bringing.
Celebrate Halloween and Dia de los Muertos (Day of the Dead) all weekend long with family-friendly, spooky marine science activities. A glow-in-the-dark deep-sea laboratory, craft stations to create Dia de los Muertos masks, and face painting are just some of the features of this annual festival. All ghosts and goblins are invited to join a 3:00 PM parade on Sunday, Oct. 26th. “Fintastic” treats for all!
Join author and actress Jaclyn Friedlander as she reads from her newest book Friends with Fins: The Fish Capturing Pirate. We will also be showing the original Friends with Fins cartoon. Meet and greet with the author and book signing to follow.
Heal the Bay’s Santa Monica Pier Aquarium kicks off the New Year with a grand opening January 18 of the remodeled Dorothy Green Room. The public is invited to visit the Aquarium for free, sponsored by Cirque du Soleil.
February 15, 2014 - 12:30pm - February 16, 2014 - 5:00pm
Celebrate the Annual Migration of the Gray Whale
Whale of a Weekend highlights the annual migration of the Pacific gray whale, which completes one of the longest migrations of any species, traveling 10,000 to 14,000 miles round trip between the arctic seas and the warm lagoons of Baja California, Mexico. This migration takes the whales past the Santa Monica Pier - sometimes within viewing distance from the west end observation deck.