It rained, they rescheduled. The Whale of a Day is now April 14.
Palos Verdes' annual festival celebrating the migration of the Pacific gray whale is held on the main grounds of the Point Vicente Interpretive Center and at the adjacent lighthouse. Activities for children include face painting, crafts, chalk drawing, stories, and games, along with informative exhibits and food for purchase. Normally, the Point Vicente Lighthouse is open to the public for tours which are given on a first come, first served basis for ages 7 and older. However, the Lighthouse is currently undergoing renovation/repairs and may or may not be open on Whale of a Day 2017.
One of the neat things about this event is the volunteers who sit scanning the waves relentlessly, so that any passing whale (or dolphin) is immediately announced, vastly improving one's chances of getting in on the sea mammal action.
Food is available for purchase. Parking is available at the Rancho Palos Verdes City Hall, located at 30940 Hawthorne Blvd.
Rain date is April 14.
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