- Things to Do
- Bump + Baby
when: Feb 14, 2015 - Feb 15, 2015 at 12:30 p.m. to 5 p.m.
where: Westside, Santa Monica Pier Aquarium, 1600 Ocean Front Walk, Santa Monica, Ca
cost: $5 Adults, Kids Free
ages: All Ages
So what if it’s actually the year of the sheep? Anyone with their eyes on the ocean know it’s been a great year for whale watching. Heal the Bay’s Santa Monica Pier Aquarium is hosting “Whale of a Weekend” to celebrate the annual migration of the Pacific gray whale. Last year whales were spotted off the West end of the Pier during this celebration; this year naturalists will be out there with binoculars and field guides to share and help little ones spot the whales.
Kids can feel the heft of a whale rib, check out bristly baleen and try on a layer of (simulated) whale blubber for warmth. Then they can have their faces painted and make a whale visor to take home, too.