Join us for Blue Green, an Earth Month event! After giving the beach a clean sweep at Heal the Bay's Nothin' But Sand Cleanup on the north side of the Pier, spend time on the Pier deck in the Central Plaza to peruse the Green Market, a village style expo of local green concerns.
Heal The Bay’s Santa Monica Pier Aquarium, the Black Surfers Collective and other groups will offer a day of activities and free surf lessons for all ages to commemorate the life of Nick Gabaldón (1927 - 1951), the first documented surfer of African-American and Mexican descent, and the heritage of the historical African American beach site, formerly referred to as the "Inkwell." Gabaldón’s legacy has inspired many surfer
The Santa Monica Pier Aquarium is celebrating its 10-year anniversary! Heal the Bay took over the former UCLA Ocean Discovery Center on March 1, 2003. Join Aquarium staff and volunteers (and of course all the exhibited marine life) for a three-day birthday celebration, beginning with a cake and ice cream party during public hours on Friday, March 1, at 3:00 p.m.
Join Heal the Bay’s Santa Monica Pier Aquarium for its annual Underwater Parks Day, celebrating Marine Protected Areas (known as MPAs) in Southern California. The event will feature activities and presentations about the newly designated areas and the marine life they safeguard.