Whale of a Weekend!


Credit: Heal the Bay

If you are looking for something fun to do this President’s weekend, you don’t want to miss out on Whale of a Weekend. This fun event is taking place in Santa Monica this weekend and features fun for the entire family. We are currently in Whale migrating season and it is the perfect time to catch glimpses of these majestic creatures. Heal the Bay is celebrating the grey whale’s migration at the Santa Monica Pier.

Whale of a Weekend highlights the annual migration of the Pacific gray whale, which completes one of the longest migrations of any species, traveling 10,000 to 14,000 miles round trip between the arctic seas and the warm lagoons of Baja California, Mexico. This migration takes the whales past the Pier – sometimes within viewing distance from the west end observation deck.

The Santa Monica Pier Aquarium will provide an observation deck at the end of the pier, complete with binoculars and field guides. There will also beĀ American Cetacean Society/Whale Watch representatives staffing the observation station can address questions about gentle and magnificent mammals.

There will also be a discussion/lecture and Feeding of the sharks at 3:30pm. Admission to the aquarium is free for kiddos 12 and under. Admission for those 12 and over is $3. I would suggest parking at the pier because its the easiest with kids. It’s a little more but with OVO playing on the pier parking might be a little tight.

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