Sexual Fluidity Beneath the Sea - Atlas Obscura Experiences

Sexual Fluidity Beneath the Sea

$18 per person
2 hours
Up to 60 people
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$18 per person
Santa Monica, California
What We’ll Do

Come enjoy cocktails, listen to speakers from the LGBT community, and learn how many of the species beneath our seas change sex, gender roles, and use forms of asexuality to survive at Heal the Bay Aquarium.

We’ll begin the night's festivities with an introduction of the Aquarium and the gender diversity of its local marine inhabitants by Associate Aquarium Director, Laura Rink, followed by a special guest speaker of the LGBTQ community. Then guests will be free to mingle among the tanks and pools, where Aquarium staff will be on hand to discuss specific sexually fluid animals in intimate detail. A scavenger hunt will be provided for those wishing to participate, with an end of the night raffle to win awesome Heal the Bay swag.

Our fluidity theme extends to the realm of libations as well! Each adult guest will receive one complimentary drink ticket to choose from a selection of specially themed cocktails. Additional cocktails will be available to purchase at the cash bar.

Where We’ll Be

Heal the Bay Aquarium is a small community aquarium uniquely located beneath the Santa Monica Pier, just steps away from the Santa Monica Bay. Guests will be treated to the rare opportunity of experiencing the aquarium during after dark hours when it is typically closed to the public. As a bonus, guests may get to observe unique activity from some of our nocturnal animals waking up from their daytime naps.

About Your Host
Laura
Laura

Hi. I’m Laura, a member of the Atlas Obscura Community.

I am the Associate Director of Operations for the Heal the Bay Aquarium. I have worked in the Aquarium Science Industry for the past 10 years and am passionate about sharing the many wonders of the world that exists beneath the waves.

For questions about this experience, please contact me directly through Airbnb.

What Else You Should Know

The Heal the Bay Aquarium is a hidden gem, and as such, it can be hard to locate. We are not on the Santa Monica Pier, but beneath it, directly below the historic carousel.

Dates and Availability
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What We’ll Provide
Drinks

With each ticket purchase guests will receive one free specialty cocktail (or mocktail). Additional drinks will be available for purchase at the bar.

What to Bring
  • ID/proof of legal drinking age
  • An open and accepting mind
Additional Information
Cancellation Policy

Any experience can be canceled and fully refunded within 24 hours of purchase. See cancellation policy.

Group Size

There are 60 spots available on this experience.

Who Can Come

Guests ages 13 and up can attend.

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