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SAMO's Clubhouse Grand Opening @ Santa Monica Place!
Friday, November 18, 2011 at 10:00 AM (PST)
Santa Monica, United States
RIBBON CUTTING & GRAND OPENING EVENT
Friday, November 18 | 10:00am
Santa Monica Place | Food Court | Level 3
To generate excitement and express our appreciation of the dynamic partnership with Mattel Children’s Hospital UCLA, Santa Monica Place is hosting a Ribbon Cutting & Grand Opening event for SAMO’s Clubhouse Children’s Play Area!
Event will include:
- Ribbon Cutting Ceremony
- Live Musical Entertainment by Music Stars and Masters
- UCLA Family Commons Mascot
- Giveaways (while supplies last)
- Arts and Crafts
- Light refreshments
- And of course, play time with SAMO the 42-foot long Humpback Whale!
Event is FREE and open to all.
HELP CHILDREN & FAMILIES IN NEED!
We encourage all guests to bring an item throughout the weekend from the Chase Child Life Program Wish List. Click here for more information.
PLUS! Join us all weekend for fun crafts and more!
Sat., Nov. 19 & Sun., Nov. 20 from 10:00am - 2:00pm: Ocean themed crafts hosted by Heal the Bay
Sun., Nov. 20 @ 2:00pm: Reading & Author Appearance by Michael Pagliarulo, Author of "Duffy the Dinosaur"!
ABOUT SAMO's CLUBHOUSE:
SAMO'S Clubhouse is a custom designed 1300 sf play and learn environment for children up to 8 years old. It will be located on Level 3 inside The Food Court.
SAMO the Whale, a sculptural 46’ long “clubhouse” a stylized full size humpback whale Built from steel ribs, wood decking, rope netting, and “found objects”.
SAMO creates a play environment for children that is as unique as the mall itself. It incorporates multiple climbing elements, a balance beam, an inclined tight rope, a 4’ high slide, and lots of interactive areas including talk tubes, telescope, periscope, and other fun activities for kids to explore.
SAMO is surrounded by a colorful and playful “ocean” floor made of recycled rubber. A 25 foot long “coral reef” wall stimulates the visual and physical senses of toddlers while providing a nurturing place to explore unique textures, surfaces and moving elements.