Hondas Earth Month Celebration at Santa Monica Pier Aquarium Zoo and Aquarium Visitor News
Santa Monica, CA – Heal the Bay’s Santa Monica Pier Aquarium is celebrating Earth Month during a weekend-long festival April 16th and 17th, with presentations and activities for all ages, and an offer of free admission to everyone who first cleans the beach.
The marine education center at 1600 Ocean Front Walk, beach level at the Santa Monica Pier, will be open from 11:00 a.m. to 6:00 p.m. both days for its Earth Month festivities. Beach cleanups will be ongoing both days between 11:00 a.m. and 2:30 p.m. Meet in front of the Aquarium to receive supplies and a safety talk prior to cleaning the beach. All participants must sign a waiver; forms are available at Heal the Bay’s website and will be available at the Aquarium.
Heal the Bay’s Earth Day events, including the Aquarium’s weekend celebration, are sponsored by the SoCal Honda Dealers. The Helpful Guys in Blue will be handing out reusable water bottles at each of our events and a donation will be made to Heal the Bay on each recipient’s behalf.
Inside the Aquarium, face painting, story times, scavenger hunts and crafts projects for children as well as displays, films, presentations and activities focusing on shark conservation give all visitors opportunities for further education and involvement. Learn about ocean pollution by attending a “Who Pollutes?” presentation, held both days at 2:00 and 4:30 p.m.
Visitors can also check out marine life off the west end of the Pier at a wildlife observation station, equipped with binoculars and field guides, and staffed by Aquarium naturalists.
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