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Ocean fest this weekend at Santa Monica aquarium

August 27, 2009 | 11:58 am

A view of Santa Monica Pier at twilight.

Heal the Bay is having an ocean appreciation celebration this Saturday and Sunday from 12:30 p.m. to 6 p.m. at the Santa Monica Pier Aquarium.

There will be various activities each day, including crafts, films, games and educational presentations with a focus on learning about local protected marine areas.

At 1:30 p.m. both days, attendees will have the opportunity to meet an underwater photographer and see a slide show.

Sunday at 3:30 p.m. there will be a special weekend feeding of the aquarium's sharks.

Admission for adults is $2 minimum ($5 suggested), and children 12 and younger can enter free with a paying adult.

-- Kelly Burgess

Photo: The Santa Monica Pier at twilight. Credit: Ken Hively / Los Angeles Times