Marine Science Sunday: Marine Mammal Parents and Pups The Marine Mammal Center
Marine Science Sunday:
Marine Mammal Parents and Pups
The Marine Mammal Center
Sunday, February 8 and 22, 2015 10am-5pm
Join us on the 2nd and 4th Sundays of each month for Marine Science Sunday - a FREE engaging ocean-inspired classroom series from our education experts.
In preparation for Valentine's Day, this month we celebrate love under the sea with Marine Mammal Parents and Pupsin a fun, educational way for both kids and adults. We recommend teaming our free classroom program with a Docent-led tour at 11am, 1pm or 3pm for a truly immersive marine mammal experience. Read on for more info...
FREE Classroom Programs: Love is the Air: Marine Mammal Parents and Pups- 12 PM and 2 PM (1 hour sessions)
Join Adam Ratner, Guest Experience Manager and animal care volunteer at The Marine Mammal Center, for an interactive presentation on the special and unusual dating habits of marine mammals and their resulting cute pups! Adam will talk about how gray whales only date when on vacation to Baja California, elephant seals must fight for their girlfriends, and showcase how unbelievably adorable marine mammal babies are, including a cutest marine mammal baby contest! Sessions are held in the Center's classroom at 12pm and 2pm. A great compliment to the docent-led tour!
Docent-led Tours* - 11:00 AM, 1:00 PM, and 3:00 PM
Learn fascinating facts about seals and sea lions from our education experts while seeing exhibits and patient viewing areas. (*Small fee applies, it helps our patients!).
Can't make this month's Marine Science Sunday? Test your knowledge
of marine mammal dating habits with our short quiz (answers at the bottom of the page - no cheating now!):
When are elephant seals born each year?
How big is a blue whale when they are first born?
Just how cute are baby marine mammals?
Click here for directions to The Marine Mammal Center.
Click here for details about other Marine Science Sundays and events.
Marine Mammal Parents and Pups will be presented on both February 8th and 22nd!
The next Marine Science Sunday topic is I Spy Marine Mammals: Tracking Seals and Whales and will be held on March 8 and 22, 2015.