Whale Festival


ALL WHALE FESTIVAL EVENTS ARE POST-PONED UNTIL FURTHER NOTICE.

We encourage you to do what you can to stay healthy and hope you get some time to be outside in the sunshine and fresh air for some whale watching and enjoyment of our beautiful oceans.


Curious to learn more about whales? Click each name for full profiles.

Orcas/Killer Whales * Blue Whales * Humpback Whales * Gray Whales


ALL WHALE FESTIVAL EVENTS ARE POST-PONED UNTIL FURTHER NOTICE.

Schedule at-a-glance

Click event title for more info. Locations vary:

Discovery Center— 338 N. Main St., Fort Bragg

Crow’s Nest Interpretive Center— on the Noyo Headlands Coastal Trail

Friday, March 6th

5 – 7 pm. First Friday Reception at the Discovery Center.

7 pm – 8:30 pm. Science Talk with Tanya Smart- “Gray Whales” at the Discovery Center.

Saturday, March 7th

10 am. Monthly Beach Clean-up at Noyo Harbor Beach.

Monday, March 9th

3:30 pm. New Volunteer Orientation & Info Session at the Discovery Center.

Thursday, March 12th

REVISED! Now a “non-event” – Learn more

5pm. Spring Forward — A Celebration of Whale Migration at the Heritage House Resort & Spa.

Saturday, March 14th

6:30 pm. CANCELLED. Science Talk with Jeff Jacobson- “The Behavioral Biology of Killer Whales — What we’ve learned in 50 years” at the Discovery Center.

Friday, March 20th

5 pm – 8 pm. Marine Science & Art Fair Opening Reception at the Discovery Center. Projects on display through the end of the month!

Saturday, March 21st

11 am – 5 pm. Blue Whale Bone Week Begins! At the Crow’s Nest.

11 am – 5 pm. Marine Science & Art Fair at the Discovery Center. Projects on display through the end of the month!

6:30 pm. CANCELLED. Science Talk with Jeff Jacobsen- “Ocean Acoustics & The Role of Sound in Cetacean Societies” at the Discovery Center.

Sunday, March 22nd

11 am – 5 pm. Blue Whale Bone Viewing at Crow’s Nest.

Monday March 23rd – Friday March 27th

3 pm – 5 pm. Blue Whale Bone Viewing at Crow’s Nest.

Saturday March 28th

Visit the Noyo Center Info Table at the Westport Whale Festival.