Cabrillo Marine Aquarium


    Monthly lectures are offered by FRIENDS of Cabrillo Marine Aquarium and the American Cetacean Society with fascinating talks on a variety of marine-related topics by noted scientists and authors.

Upcoming Lectures

American Cetacean Society Lecture
The American Cetacean Society/LA Chapter offers free presentations on whale research and conservation on the last Tuesday of every month in the John M. Olguin Auditorium.

For more information and scheduled speakers, please visit the ACS-LA website.

• Tuesday, February 24, 2015 • 7:30 PM - 9:00 PM
• Tuesday, March 31, 2015 • 7:30 PM - 9:00 PM


Discovery Lecture Series
presented by AltaSea and Cabrillo Marine Aquarium

"The Golden Shore - California's Love Affair with the Sea"
By David Helvarg, Executive Director of Blue Frontier

In recounting his discoveries researching 'The Golden Shore,' his critically acclaimed book on how California is defined by the Pacific, author and ocean activist David Helvarg shares the amazing history, culture and changing nature of the California coast and ocean.

In engaging detail he makes the case that the diversity of the state's ocean users - from America's largest ports to the navy, surfers, fishermen, scientists and others have created a "democracy of blue interests" - that have made California a world model for living well with the sea, from an ecological, economic and even spiritual point of view.

David will be doing a book signing after the lecture in the CMA Gift Shop! Books will be available for purchase before and after the lecture.

Please RSVP to:


• Friday, February 06, 2015 • 7:00 PM - 9:00 PM
• Friday, April 03, 2015 • 7:00 PM - 9:00 PM
• Friday, May 08, 2015 • 7:00 PM - 9:00 PM
• Friday, August 07, 2015 • 7:00 PM - 9:00 PM
• Friday, October 02, 2015 • 7:00 PM - 9:00 PM