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  Science at the Seashore  

Science at the Seashore

    Through the Science at the Seashore program, we are able to offer individuals and families many opportunities to learn about our marine environment through guided tours, art and storytelling and extended workshops.

For reservations and information about Science at the Seashore, call 310-548-7562 or print out a registration form.

To learn more about our programs schedule, please view our program calendar.
     
 

Upcoming Science at the Seashore Events


Family Rocky Shore Adventure
Learn about the animals that call the Rocky Intertidal their home! This informative class designed for families and led by CMA education staff will introduce you to the amazing animals that have adapted to live in the dynamic rocky shore habitat. We will keep the class size small and give participants a private touch tank tour, a visit to our classroom laboratory with microscopes and specimens and a personal tour of the Point Fermin Tidepools! Reserve early, class size is limited to 20 participants!

No walk-ins please, registration is required; call 310-548-7562, moderate physical ability is required for walking on uneven and slippery rocks in the tidepools, minors must be accompanied by an adult. Deadline to register is one week before the class begins.

Fee: $5 adults, $1 children and seniors (FREE for Friends members). Financial assistance available.

• Friday, March 02, 2018 • 2:00 PM - 4:00 PM

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Final Tidepool Walk 0f 2017
CMA's Educators conduct tours of the Point Fermin tidepools. Attend an informative slide show in the John M. Olguin Auditorium, then come along on the naturalist-led ramble on the rocks to see animals in their natural habitat. Outdoor clothing and sneakers advised. Young children must be accompanied by adults.

Reservations required for groups: 310-548-7562.
Fee: FREE.

• Sunday, December 31, 2017 • 1:00 PM - 2:30 PM

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First Tidepool Walk of 2018
CMA's Educators conduct tours of the Point Fermin tidepools. Attend an informative slide show in the John M. Olguin Auditorium, then come along on the naturalist-led ramble on the rocks to see animals in their natural habitat. Outdoor clothing and sneakers advised. Young children must be accompanied by adults.

Reservations required for groups: 310-548-7562.
Fee: FREE.

• Tuesday, January 02, 2018 • 2:30 PM - 4:00 PM

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Lunchtime Tidepool Walk
CMA's Educators conduct tours of the Point Fermin tidepools. Attend an informative slide show in the John M. Olguin Auditorium, then come along on the naturalist-led ramble on the rocks to see animals in their natural habitat. Outdoor clothing and sneakers advised. Young children must be accompanied by adults.

Reservations required for groups: 310-548-7562.
Fee: FREE.

• Friday, January 12, 2018 • 12:00 PM - 1:30 PM

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Ocean in Art: Gyotaku
Create one-of-a-kind gifts as you practice the art of Gyotaku fish printing. Fee includes paint and paper - please bring fabric or clothes to print on during this studio workshop.

Pre-Registration is required by Friday the week prior to the program. Please call 310-548-7562 for more information.

Member Price:  $16, Non-Member Price:  $18

• Saturday, December 16, 2017 • 9:30 AM - 12:00 PM

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Salt Marsh Open House
Join CMA Educators to learn about the Salinas de San Pedro wetlands habitat at Cabrillo Beach by using binoculars and microscopes to observe live animals. Visitors can view the birds of the marsh, learn about native plants and observe the changes in the tides.

Fee: FREE; open to all ages.

• Saturday, December 23, 2017 • 1:00 PM - 3:00 PM
• Wednesday, December 27, 2017 • 1:00 PM - 3:00 PM
• Saturday, January 20, 2018 • 1:00 PM - 3:00 PM
• Sunday, February 04, 2018 • 2:00 PM - 4:00 PM
• Saturday, March 24, 2018 • 1:00 PM - 3:00 PM

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SEA Club - Science Education Afternoons Grades 2-3
On four consecutive Wednesday afternoons join CMA Educators for a series of hands-on after-school marine science adventures. Opportunities may include observing animal behavior; exploring rocky shore tidepools; discovering the wonders of the salt marsh; examining nature through microscopes and much more! Participants help plan the schedule.

Includes SEA Club T-shirt. Financial assistance available. Walk-ins cannot be accommodated.

Pre-registration is required: 310-548-7562.

Member Price:  $27, Non-Member Price:  $30

• Wednesday, March 07, 2018 - Wednesday, March 28, 2018 • 3:30 PM - 5:00 PM

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SEA Club - Science Education Afternoons Grades 4-6
On four consecutive Wednesday afternoons join CMA Educators for a series of hands-on after-school marine science adventures. Opportunities may include observing animal behavior; exploring rocky shore tidepools; discovering the wonders of the salt marsh; examining nature through microscopes and much more! Participants help plan the schedule.

Includes SEA Club T-shirt. Financial assistance available. Walk-ins cannot be accommodated.

Pre-registration is required: 310-548-7562.

Member Price:  $27, Non-Member Price:  $30

• Wednesday, January 10, 2018 - Wednesday, January 31, 2018 • 3:30 PM - 5:00 PM

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Sunset Tidepool Walk
CMA's Educators conduct tours of the Point Fermin tidepools. Attend an informative slide show in the John M. Olguin Auditorium, then come along on the naturalist-led ramble on the rocks to see animals in their natural habitat. Outdoor clothing and sneakers advised. Young children must be accompanied by adults.

Reservations required for groups: 310-548-7562.
Fee: FREE.

• Wednesday, December 20, 2017 • 3:00 PM - 4:30 PM
• Thursday, December 21, 2017 • 3:00 PM - 4:30 PM

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Tidepool Walk
CMA's Educators conduct tours of the Point Fermin tidepools. Attend an informative slide show in the John M. Olguin Auditorium, then come along on the naturalist-led ramble on the rocks to see animals in their natural habitat. Outdoor clothing and sneakers advised. Young children must be accompanied by adults.

Reservations required for groups: 310-548-7562.
Fee: FREE.

• Saturday, December 16, 2017 • 1:00 PM - 2:30 PM
• Sunday, December 17, 2017 • 1:30 PM - 3:00 PM
• Tuesday, December 19, 2017 • 2:30 PM - 4:00 PM
• Friday, December 29, 2017 • 11:30 AM - 1:00 PM
• Saturday, December 30, 2017 • 12:00 PM - 1:30 PM
• Wednesday, January 03, 2018 • 3:00 PM - 4:30 PM
• Thursday, January 04, 2018 • 3:00 PM - 4:30 PM
• Saturday, January 13, 2018 • 12:30 PM - 2:00 PM
• Sunday, January 14, 2018 • 1:30 PM - 3:00 PM
• Saturday, January 27, 2018 • 11:00 AM - 12:30 PM
• Saturday, February 03, 2018 • 3:00 PM - 4:30 PM
• Saturday, February 10, 2018 • 11:30 AM - 1:00 PM
• Sunday, February 11, 2018 • 12:30 PM - 2:00 PM
• Saturday, February 17, 2018 • 3:00 PM - 4:30 PM
• Sunday, February 18, 2018 • 3:00 PM - 4:30 PM
• Saturday, February 24, 2018 • 10:00 AM - 11:30 AM
• Sunday, February 25, 2018 • 11:00 AM - 12:30 PM
• Saturday, March 03, 2018 • 3:00 PM - 4:30 PM
• Sunday, March 04, 2018 • 3:00 PM - 4:30 PM
• Sunday, March 11, 2018 • 12:30 PM - 2:00 PM
• Saturday, March 17, 2018 • 2:30 PM - 4:00 PM
• Sunday, March 18, 2018 • 3:00 PM - 4:30 PM
• Sunday, March 25, 2018 • 10:30 AM - 12:00 PM
• Saturday, March 31, 2018 • 2:30 PM - 4:00 PM

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Tidepool Walk (en espaņol)
CMA's Educators conduct tours of the Point Fermin tidepools. Attend an informative slide show in the John M. Olguin Auditorium, then come along on the naturalist-led ramble on the rocks to see animals in their natural habitat. Outdoor clothing and sneakers advised. Young children must be accompanied by adults.

Reservations required for groups: 310-548-7562.
Fee: FREE.

• Sunday, January 14, 2018 • 1:00 PM - 2:30 PM
• Sunday, February 11, 2018 • 12:00 PM - 1:30 PM
• Sunday, March 11, 2018 • 12:00 PM - 1:30 PM

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Walk Cabrillo
Pack a snack and join a walk guided by CMA's Education staff. Starting at the Aquarium courtyard, you'll visit the native garden, salt marsh, beaches and tidepools. Explore each habitat and discover signs of the season along the shore. Examine fossils, native plants and beach wrack.

Registration required for groups, please call 310-548-7562.
Fee: FREE; open to all ages.

• Thursday, December 28, 2017 • 10:30 AM - 12:30 PM
• Saturday, March 10, 2018 • 10:00 AM - 12:00 PM


 
   
 
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