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Samo is made from steel ribs and sustainably harvested wood decking and then wrapped in a rope netting. The “ocean floor” is made from recycled rubber that is also very safe for children to play on. Located on the mall’s third floor in the food court and visible from both the interior and exterior of the mall, this environmental showcase is as much fun as it is educational.

Found objects such as talk tubes, telescopes, and periscopes further enhance the maritime theme of what is now known as Samo’s Clubhouse and which conveys the message that when we take care of the environment, we also take care of ourselves. Santa Monica has long taken the lead in protecting its natural resources, which makes this fun and unusual showcase even more special for the community. So if you happen to be in Santa Monica, head on down to visit Samo the whale. It will keep your kids occupied for hours!

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