Date(s) - 02/15/2020 - 02/16/2020
12:30 pm - 5:00 pm
Heal the Bay’s Santa Monica Pier Aquarium
1600 Ocean Front Walk
Santa Monica, California, 90401
$5 ages 13 and older.
12:30 p.m.-5 p.m. Feb. 15-16 Just like the migrating Pacific gray whales, Whale of a Weekend returns to the Santa Monica Pier Aquarium to celebrate the annual journey of these gentle giants, whose migration path goes right by the Santa Monica Pier. Here is your chance to see how heavy a whale rib is; check out bristly baleen, and try on a layer of whale blubber (don’t worry, it’s faux blubber). Learn interesting facts about whales through story time, interactive displays, and presentations about the gray whale’s migration habits. There will be face painting and craft project, like making a whale visor to take home. Aquarium naturalists will staff a wildlife observation station at the west end of the Santa Monica Pier (1-4 p.m.). Saturday holds a Whale of a Tale Story Time (2 p.m.), while Sunday features a shark feeding and presentation (3:30 p.m.).