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Earth Day Weekend @ Santa Monica Pier Aquarium
Spend you Sunday celebrating Earth Day and our oceans at Heal the Bay’s Santa Monica Pier Aquarium, where today from 11-6 they will have displays, presentations and activities focusing on environmental issues for which Heal the Bay is advocating will give visitors a range of areas for involvement. If you want to help pitch in, you can sign up for a beach cleanup between noon-3:30 and gain free admission to the museum for your participation. Special exhibits inside the Aquarium will highlight the environmental problems of marine debris. Artist “Deb Ris,” will display samples of her work, composed of trash found in the marine environment, along with many more special presentations and opportunities to interact with marine life. Lots of other kid-friendly activities, too.Earth Day Whale Fest
At Leo Carrillo State Park in Malibu from 10-4 you can enjoy the sun, sand, and sea at "California’s best beach party"--it's Earth Day Whale Fest. Celebrate the California Gray Whale and their successful return from the brink of extinction. Whale appreciation and environmental awareness are the themes of the day. Bring beach chairs, binoculars & plenty of sunscreen! It's free to hang out, and parking is $10.

Earth Day Expo 2009 @ LA Zoo
The Los Angeles Zoo and K-EARTH 101’s Earth Day Expo 2009, themed Celebrating California Wildlife, features education, conservation and recycling information in an interactive and fun Earth-friendly environment. Today is day two of the two-day event which will include live broadcasts, music, t-shirt tie-dying (shirt brought from home), a free 2009 Earth Day Activity Book and plenty of Earth friendly exhibitors. Learn about some of California’s amazing creatures including harbor seals, California condors (not on exhibit), California brown pelicans, California desert tortoises, Channel Island foxes and bighorn sheep. It's happening at the LA Zoo, 10 a.m. - 4 p.m.