Cabrillo Marine Aquarium

Featured Event

World Oceans Day Celebration
Saturday, June 9

Visit the Aquarium and celebrate the ocean by joining in a scavenger hunt, special storytime, a guided beach walk and more. The official World Oceans Day is Friday, June 8, and is celebrated all over the world. Come down to the beach and visit your ocean!

Themes such as conservation of our urban coastline and getting to know the inhabitants of our ocean can be explored in family-oriented activities including arts and crafts and animal stories.

The Aquarium's exhibits focus on local Southern California marine life and display the colorful and wonderful animals you can find right here off our coast. CMA also offers an easy walk to a sandy beach, tidepools, and fishing pier for a chance to spot these animals in the wild. And don't forget to stop by the Gift Shop for ocean themed gifts and books.

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American Cetacean Society Lecture  Arrow
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...

Tuesday, May 29, 2018 • 7:30 PM - 9:00 PM


FRIENDS Members-Only Grunion Run  Arrow
FRIENDS of Cabrillo Marine Aquarium is hosting a Members-Only Grunion Run! This is a FREE event for FCMA members, community sponsors, corporate sponsors and employee families of corporate sponsors.
Thursday, May 31, 2018 • 8:00 PM


Discovery Lecture Series  Arrow
Dr. Christine Whitcraft, California State University, Long Beach

Designing solutions to restore wetlands in a time of change

Friday, June 1, 2018 • 7:00 PM - 9:00 PM


Channel Islands Adventure: Anacapa Island  Arrow
Discover the wonders of the Channel Islands as you join CMA educators on an adventure to Anacapa Island, part of the Channel Islands National Marine Sanctuary. During the crossing we'll watch for...

Saturday, June 2, 2018 • 9:00 AM - 5:00 PM


Beach Cleanup  Arrow
On the first Saturday of each month, join CMA Educators and volunteers in a beach cleanup, clearing the shore of marine debris. Meet at the steps in front of the auditorium.

Groups are required to...

Saturday, June 2, 2018 • 8:00 AM - 10:00 AM


Cabrillo Art Corner  Arrow
Have fun doing arts and crafts the first Saturday of the month. Each Cabrillo Art Corner features a unique ocean-themed project that jump starts your creativity, engages your senses and relaxes your...

Saturday, June 2, 2018 • 10:00 AM - 2:00 PM