Join us for Whale Fest, a week-long celebration of whales. All activities are included with aquarium admission. Winter is the peak time to see migrating Gray Whales in Southern California and we are celebrating these marvelous marine mammals and their fin-tastic cousins with a festival of whales. Every Day, Become a whale expert, Discover local whale species, Learn how to spot migrating whales, Get hands-on with whale biofacts, Learn about whale watching with Birch Aquarium and Flagship Cruises & Events Weekends. Enjoy all of the above, plus: Meet Scripps Oceanography scientists who study whales and create cute whale crafts.