Cabrillo Marine Aquarium
 
 
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  Exhibit Hall / Outdoor  

Exhibit Outdoor Programs

    With our oceanside location, Cabrillo Marine Aquarium is able to offer unique outdoor classroom programs each spring. Additionally, we partner with Heal the Bay and other marine education centers to offer the naturalist-led Key to the Sea program on the beach.
     
  Reservations are required. Most public schools must make tour reservations through their district office. Private and other schools must submit the Reservation Form. No phone reservations will be taken. Attention LAUSD Teachers: Your group tour must be reserved through the School Journeys office. Check your school's office for supplemental trip forms.


Download our Reservation Form.

Want your kids to take home some souvenirs but don't want to hassle going to the Gift Shop? Pre-order Aquarium treasure bags before your field trip with this handy Treasure Bag order form. Treasure bags are economical and convenient and will be ready for pick up on the day of your field trip.
 
 
Have a question? Please call 310-548-7562 or send us an email.



School Programs


Spring Outdoor Classroom (Preschool): Grades PreK
With our ideal location, the beach is transformed into an outdoor classroom for children to learn about sea life! Designed for preschoolers, this program encourages children to learn about sea life through hands-on activities and colorful teaching aids. Each 45-minute educational experience is conducted by aquarium docents on the beach and in front of the aquarium. (No more than one adult per every 5 students.)



Key to the Sea: Grades K - 5

Independent, self-conducted visits to the Aquarium may be extended for K-5th grade students through the naturalist-led Key to the Sea program on the beach. Teachers receive materials about beaches and the impact of storm drain runoff on the ocean at a required Key to the Sea teacher workshop. Co-sponsored by Heal the Bay and a collaborative of local marine education centers.




Spring Outdoor Classroom: Grades K - 5

With our ideal location, the beach is transformed into an outdoor classroom for children to learn about sea life! Through talks and activities such as grunion hatching, students learn about different types of marine animals and our ocean environment. Each 50-minute educational program is conducted by aquarium docents on the beach. (No more than one adult per every 5 students.)






 
   
 
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