Aquarium

The Frightfully “Fintastic” Fishy Fest held last weekend at our Santa Monica Pier Aquarium lived up to its name. The marine center was packed with all sorts of witches, ghosts and ghouls. It was a monstrously successful event and we have some nei…
Halloween at Heal the Bay
Our Santa Monica Pier Aquarium always loves dressing up for Halloween and Dia de los Muertos. There’s the colorful papel picado hanging from the rafters, mini pumpkins decorating the tanks and spooky enhancements all around. Volunteers and visitors…
Halloween Parade on the Pier
A ribbon-cutting ceremony to commemorate remodeled restrooms may not sound newsworthy at first glance. But when the remodeled bathrooms are in Heal the Bay’s Santa Monica Pier Aquarium, and the remodelers did all the work for free – well, that’…
Santa Monica Pier Aquarium
Heal the Bay’s Santa Monica Pier Aquarium still has a few spaces left in Science Adventures Camp for kids entering kindergarten through fourth grade. Here, Amanda Jones, our Aquarium Camp Manager,  adapts a favorite camp song to explain: …
Summer Camp at the Santa Monica Pier Aquarium
Our Santa Monica Pier Aquarium this month has unveiled a very special exhibit:  the endangered tidewater goby. We are only one of two aquaria where the public can see this special local species. Aquarium Operations Manager Jose Bacallao writes a…
Year of the Whale? We know it’s really the Year of the Horse, but with all the sightings of whales just off the Southern California shores, these behemoths are foremost on our minds. And what better way to celebrate cruising cetaceans than by spend…
Whale of a Weekend at the Santa Monica Pier Aquarium Gray Whales
We extend a giant thank you to everyone who turned out to help officially launch our Santa Monica Pier Aquarium’s Dorothy Green Room at the January 18th grand opening party. It was a huge success; by the end of the day, 2116 visitors had come throu…
Dorothy Green Room Grand Opening at Santa Monica Pier Aquarium
Back by popular demand, for a limited time only during the holiday season, Heal the Bay’s Santa Monica Pier Aquarium is offering its wolf-eel for adoption. Nine different marine animals on display at the Aquarium are available for adoption year-lon…
Aquadopt the Wolf Eel
Halloween always goes by too quickly for kids. There’s all that time deciding what you want to be, then there’s assembling the costume and all for one night of trick-or-treating. It’s enough to make a goblin grumpy.
Halloween Parade pals Santa Monica Pier Aquarium Dia de los Muertos costume
Aquarium volunteer Audree Fowler will mark her 80th birthday on Monday, Oct. 7. The following information appeared in a volunteer newsletter several years ago, but her remarkable career bears celebrating again.
Santa Monica Pier Aquarium
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