Heal the Bay’s Santa Monica Pier Aquarium is celebrating Earth Day and Earth Month with a weekend-long festival April 16th and 17th, with presentations and activities for all ages, and an offer of free admission to everyone who first cleans the beach at Nothin' But Sand or near the Santa Monica Pier.
Beach cleanups by the Pier will be ongoing both days between 11:00 a.m. and 2:30 p.m. Meet in front of the Aquarium to receive supplies and a safety talk prior to cleaning the beach. All participants must sign a waiver; forms are available online and at the Aquarium during Earth Weekend.
Heal the Bay's Earth Day events, including the Aquarium's theme weekend, Advocacy in Action, Nothin' But Sand and The Great L.A. River Cleanup are sponsored by the SoCal Honda Dealers. The Helpful Guys in Blue will be handing out reusable water bottles at each of our events and a donation will be made to Heal the Bay on each recipient’s behalf.
Inside the Aquarium, face painting, story times, scavenger hunts and crafts projects for children as well as displays, films, presentations and activities focusing on shark conservation give all visitors opportunities for further education and involvement.
Visitors can also check out marine life off the west end of the Pier at a wildlife observation station, equipped with binoculars and field guides, and staffed by Aquarium naturalists.