July 7, 2016 -- Over the last ten months, citizen scientists of all ages helped our Santa Monica Pier Aquarium survey the humble Pacific Mole Crab (commonly known as the sand crab). More than 60 volunteers collected an immense amount of data about th…
Pacific Mole Crab (sand crab) burrowing itself
Mar. 22, 2016 -- Inspiring, family-friendly, free educational fun. Good luck finding such a combination, right? Anyone who stopped by S.T.E.A.M. Machines at the Santa Monica Pier on March 12th found all that and more.
S.T.E.A.M. Machines at the Santa Monica Pier
Feb. 28, 2016 -- At approximately 10:30 a.m. on Tuesday, Feb. 23, Gordon Honda, a Santa Monica Pier Aquarium volunteer for 16 years, hit a milestone no other volunteer at the Aquarium has ever attained. He reached his 5,000th hour of volunteering! …
Santa Monica Pier Aquarium Volunteer Gordon Honda
January 19, 2016 -- Aquarium Outreach Manager Randi Parent can't hide her soft spot for her newest officemate: Our baby giant black sea bass!
Baby giant black sea bass at the Santa Monica Pier Aquarium
  December 17, 2015 --  Sleigh bells ring…holiday tunes play…everyone wants to sell you peppermint bark…is it really snowing on that corner of Santa Monica Boulevard?
Holiday hours at Santa Monica Pier Aquarium
Nov. 19, 2015 -- This blog was written by Taylor Spesak, Public Programs Intern, and Catherine Hoffman, Programs Coordinator, at our Santa Monica Pier Aquarium. Beneath your toes at the beach are thousands of sand crabs just trying to make it through…
Sand crab citizen science project
With a predicted El Niño “too big to fail” heading for Southern California, we proclaimed Oct. 11-17 El Niño Week to help us all understand what causes this meteorological phenomenon, offer tips to prepare, and explore the ways that expected he…
Santa Monica Pier Aquarium
Bill Patzert may be a JPL super-scientist and El Niño geek, but he really is a fun guy, says Heal the Bay vp Sarah Sikich. Come hear him speak next week at our Aquarium.
Summer's in full swing and the kids are voicing that all too familiar mantra: "what can I do? I'm bored!" Parents, don’t panic; we’ve got this one. Sign your kids up to enjoy some summer fun at our Santa Monica Pier Aquarium’s Science Adventure…
Marketing/Communications Intern Darrin Moret got a behind-the-scenes peek at the Santa Monica Pier Aquarium’s newest exhibit. An LMU class of '13 alumnus, Darrin is a writer and enjoys the beach, surfing and travel. 
Macro photo of crab at Santa Monica Pier Aquarium
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