KIDS START HALLOWEEN EARLY
with FishyFest and the Costume Parade
Oct 25 & 26, 12:30 – 5PM, head to the aquarium under the Pier, bring last year’s costume for a costume swap, then trick-or-treat the Pier and check out cool spooky programs at the Aquarium.
Find all the details here: http://bit.ly/FishyFest
In case you didn’t know, there is this amazing giant body of water next to our beaches called the Pacific Ocean. It’s pretty amazing… but it holds a lot of secrets. Interestingly there is an aquarium operated by Heal The Bay that is dedicated to the amazing creatures and environment for JUST OUR South Bay area and somehow it is almost a bigger secret… and it shouldn’t be! If you love our local beaches and ocean scrape together a meager $5 and head down to the aquarium which is located right under the Santa Monica Pier along the walkpath. on Ocean Front Walk. This weekend they are having a special Halloween event celebrating Halloween and Dia de los Muertos. You will get to know a bunch of our hidden and not so hidden sharks, fishies, starfishies, sea horses, urchins and all the crazy stuff about our ecosystem that will help you understand why Heal The Bay works so hard to keep the environment clean.
I have lived here for a long time, and even though I knew the aquarium was there, I never went. What a mistake! It was amazing! It isn’t a huge place, but for $5 it sure packs a punch and I was amazed at all the critters that I didn’t know we had and what they do all day.
For more info go to http://healthebay.org/smpa or better yet head to 1600 Ocean Front walk, Santa Monica, Ca 90401, or call them at 301-393-6149
GO! Also… add them on twitter at @SMPierAquarium
…or Facebook at https://www.facebook.com/SantaMonicaPierAquarium
….oh yeah…. the staff is the BEST!