Aquarium

We try to practice what we preach, so it’s gratifying that our Santa Monica Pier Aquarium is receiving recognition for being a green business.
Santa Monica Pier Aquarium
“We were so ready for this because the teachers at the Aquarium made us comfortable with being in the real ocean. We knew we were safe.” So said one of my middle school students after snorkeling last spring at the Catalina Island Marine Institute…
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One of the first changes Heal the Bay made 10 years ago when becoming owners of the Santa Monica Pier Aquarium was to retire an underutilized gift shop in the Aquarium, converting the space into the Kids’ Corner.
The Night the Octopus Flooded Heal the Bay's Santa Monica Pier Aquarium
The Santa Monica Pier Aquarium and I reached an important milestone with the beginning of 2013 — we’re celebrating 10 years with Heal the Bay. When UCLA handed over the keys to this hidden gem beneath the Pier on March 1, 2003, I came w…
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Heal the Bay’s Santa Monica Pier Aquarium is taking its popular Saturday “Story Time” program out on the road to appear in Santa Monica libraries and other nearby locations.
Story Time at the Santa Monica Pier Aquarium
The animals at Heal the Bay's Santa Monica Pier Aquarium get hungry. So do your kids. Why not feed them together?
Kids Eat Free Tuesdays Santa Monica Pier Aquarium
The baby swell shark at the Santa Monica Pier Aquarium was developing in its egg for exactly one year when it broke free of the egg casing on Monday, October 1, 2012. For one whole year the tiny shark grew in its egg, living off a yolk, on display fo…
Santa Monica Pier Aquarium Swell Shark Pup 2012
October is National Seafood Month, and it's time to celebrate our favorite fishy foods, but also to reflect on how best to select the food we put on our plates. Each time we go to a supermarket or restaurant we are confronted with a choice about what…
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Angelenos are once again being asked to stay off the roads this weekend as Caltrans closes a portion of the 405 freeway to demolish the north side of the Mulholland Drive Bridge. The second phase of the mega project, known as Carmageddon, inspired st…
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As summer fades away – along with the tourists that season brings – Heal the Bay’s Santa Monica Pier Aquarium is exhibiting a new local species: the wolf-eel, Anarrhichthys ocellatus.  At nearly three-feet long, the juvenile wolf…
Santa Monica Pier Aquarium Wolf-eel
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