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Whale Fiesta at Cabrillo Marine Aquarium this Sunday

January 20, 2010 |  3:29 pm

Whale sculpture created out of sand at a previous Whale Fiesta event.

In celebration of the Pacific gray whales' southbound migration and to herald the beginning of the whale-watching season, Cabrillo Marine Aquarium will be holding its annual Whale Fiesta this Sunday from 10 a.m. to 4 p.m.

Co-sponsored by the American Cetacean Society Los Angeles chapter, this educational and fun-filled day should offer something of interest for all ages, and will be held rain or shine.

Over 20 marine-life organizations will be at the 40th annual event, with exhibits and information about whale protection and awareness.

Attendees can take part in myriad activities, including face painting, music, games, contests, origami, and marine mammal-related arts and crafts projects, including helping to build a life-size sand sculpture of a blue whale.

Admission is free and includes access to the Aquarium's Exploration Center, Aquatic Nursery and Marine Research Library.

Cabrillo Marine Aquarium is located at 3720 Stephen M. White Drive in San Pedro.

-- Kelly Burgess

Photo: Whale sculpture created out of sand at a Whale Fiesta event. Credit: Cabrillo Marine Aquarium

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