Santa Monica Pier Aquarium Fishy Fest
October 23-24, 12:30-4 p.m.
$3-$5 donation, children under 13 free
Santa Monica Pier Aquarium,
1600 Ocean Front Walk, 310.393.6149.
The Aquarium is holding a marine-oriented celebration for Halloween and Dia de los Muertos. Visit a “mad scientist laboratory,” tip toe through a marine animal graveyard, and create colorful Dia de los Muertos crafts and masks. Both days will feature a glow in the dark bioluminescence presentation at 2 p.m. and don’t miss the “Invasion of the Body Snatchers” at 4 p.m. (not the movie but a seminar on marine parasites).
Santa Monica History Museum
October 24, 2-5 p.m., free, 1350 7th St., www.santamonicahistory.org.
The Santa Monica History Museum finally has a permanent home and the ribbon cutting that will officially open the museum will be taking place at 2 p.m. Free tours will be available to see the museum’s research library, changing gallery, permanent gallery, collections storage, and staff and volunteer work area.