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Event Series Event Series: Whale of a Weekend 

Whale of a Weekend 

February 17 @ 12:00 pm - February 18 @ 4:00 pm


Whale of a Weekend returns to Heal the Bay Aquarium at the Santa Monica Pier on February 17 & 18, 2024!

Pacific Gray Whales are coming! Every year pacific gray whales migrate right by our coastline and Heal the Bay Aquarium at the Santa Monica Pier is getting ready for them. Join us to catch a glimpse and learn more about these amazing ocean mammals!

Aquarium visitors can feel the heft of a whale rib, check out bristly baleen, and learn more interesting facts about these gentle giants at the Aquarium through story time, audio interactives, and fun crafts.

Aquarium naturalists will staff a wildlife observation station at the west end of the Santa Monica Pier. Those who stop by are welcome to spy for whales through binoculars and field guides will identify local birds and marine life.

Weekend Event Schedule:

Event Schedule 1:00 p.m. - 3:30 p.m. Wildlife Observation Station (Saturday and Sunday, West End of the Pier) 1:00 p.m. & 3:00 p.m. Animal Feeding Demonstrations (Saturday & Sunday) 2:00 p.m. Whale of a Tale Story Time (Saturday Only)


Whale of a Weekend is included in price of Aquarium admission.

Adults and kids 13+: $12.00
Kids 12 and under: FREE with an Adult Ticket Purchase (Children MUST be accompanied by an adult)

Students: $10.00 Older Adults (65+): $10.00 EBT (cardholder): Free  Military (active-duty military personnel, retired military personnel, and veterans): Free  

Group rate: For groups of 5 or more adults ($9.00/each person); for groups of 10 or more children ($3.00/each child)

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February 17 @ 12:00 pm
February 18 @ 4:00 pm
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Heal the Bay Aquarium
1600 Ocean Front Walk
Santa Monica, CA 90401 United States
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