Learn all about the habitats and inhabitants of the Santa Monica Bay August 3-4 during Ocean Appreciation weekend at Heal the Bay's Santa Monica Pier Aquarium.
This annual tribute to the ocean -- and celebration of the role it plays in our lives -- focuses on the four habitats of the Santa Monica Bay: the sandy bottom, the kelp forest, the rocky shore and the open ocean. Through games, arts and crafts projects and naturalist presentations, visitors can explore each of these unique environments while gathering fun facts about the animals that inhabit them.
Here’s a sample of some of the fun activities we have planned:
Take costumed photos of your friends and family in an ocean landscape;
Make and race your own plankton in our “Great Plankton Race;”
Get your face painted with your favorite sea creature.
In addition, displays, presentations and activities focusing on environmental hot topics give all visitors the opportunity to increase their marine science knowledge. The weekly feeding at the shark exhibit will begin at 3:30 p.m. Sunday August 4 and will include an informational talk about these often misunderstood creatures.
Admission is free for children 12 and under. For all others, there is a suggested $5 donation or a $3 minimum admission. For groups of 10 or more, admission is $2 per person, regardless of age.
Schedule of Events:
12:30-4:00PM: Rusty's Surf Ranch photo opportunity 1:30PM: Puppet Show 2:30PM: Naturalist Presentation: Shark Angels Founder Julie Andersen talks about swimming with sharks 3:30PM: Sunday Shark Feeding 4:30PM: Storytime with the author of Friends with Fins