Celebrate World Octopus Day on Saturday, September 8 with an "octacular" Story Time and craft. Visit our resident two-spot octopus, and learn more about these intriguing invertebrates with an octo-themed Story Time at 2:00PM, followed by a live animal presentation with tidepool animals.
October 8 is World Octopus Day, and we're celebrating cephalopods all weekend long!
Unleash your inner bio-engineer with LA Makerspace and Heal the Bay and build an octobot! What is in an octobot you ask? It's a robot in octopus-form that powers up using a battery, motor, and wires. The octobots will wiggle around in one of the most impressive displays of animal mimicry ever seen when this fun project is completed. So come on down to the Santa Monica Pier Aquarium this Sunday for some good old-fashioned octomaking! More information and event registration below.
Who doesn’t love an adorable sea otter? The last week of September is Sea Otter Awareness Week and Heal the Bay’s Santa Monica Pier Aquarium will have a very special visitor to help celebrate these lovable sea creatures. Join First 5 LA’s Potter the Otter for a 2 pm story time on Sept. 24.
Join us at the Santa Monica Pier Aquarium for a private painting class! This event is for Heal the Bay members only.
Lórien Eck, fine artist and educator, will facilitate an experiential creative workshop. Participants will be inspired to create an original and personal painting on reclaimed wood to capture the essence of their love for the ocean. Beginners/All levels are welcome!
There's no better (or easier) way to defend the environment than at the ballot box. The election on Tuesday, November 8 is a crucial one for California's ocean and watersheds: several propositions are on the ballot that will reassert California's reputation as a progressive environmental leader, but only if enough voters head to the polls. Be sure to check out our Voter Guide for detailed information on important ballot measures. A quick-reference cheat-sheet is below: