Cabrillo Marine Aquarium

Featured Event

Coastal Cleanup Day
Saturday, September 19, 2015
9:00 AM - 12:00 PM

Spend Saturday morning enjoying the coast while helping the environment by joining the international effort to "Adopt a Beach". Hosted by Cabrillo Marine Aquarium in collaboration with the California Coastal Commission, this event will be the 30th annual Cabrillo Beach Clean-Up. Every U.S. state and more than 90 countries are participating in the clean-up.
Participants will meet on outer Cabrillo Beach at 9 am. Aquarium staff will provide bags, instructions and light refreshments. All participants must bring a signed waiver. For children under the age of 18, the waiver must be signed by a parent or guardian. Groups are requested to call ahead at 310-548-7562.

California Coastal Cleanup Day is the premier volunteer event focused on the marine environment in the country. Last year more than 65,000 volunteers worked together to collect more than 770,000 pounds of trash and recyclables from our beaches, lakes, and waterways. California Coastal Cleanup Day was hailed by the 1993 Guinness Book of World Records as "the largest garbage collection."
Since the program started in 1985, more than 800,000 Californians have removed more than 14 million pounds of debris from our State's shorelines and coast. When combined with the International Coastal Cleanup, organized by Ocean Conservancy and taking place on the same day, California Coastal Cleanup Day becomes part of one of the largest volunteer events of the year.


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Walk Cabrillo  Arrow
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...

Saturday, August 29, 2015 • 2:00 PM - 4:00 PM


Little Squirts: Ages 2-4  Arrow
Little Squirts is offered for four Wednesday afternoons from 1:30pm to 3:00pm. Each month of sessions has a general ocean theme and all sessions will include elements of arts & crafts, movement, and...

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

Wednesday, September 02, 2015 - Wednesday, September 23, 2015
Wednesdays only  • 1:30 PM - 3:00 PM


SEA Club - Science Education Afternoons Grades K-2  Arrow
On four consecutive Wednesday afternoons join CMA Educators for a series of hands-on after-school marine science adventures. Students observe animal behavior; examine rocky shore animals at the...

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

Wednesday, September 02, 2015 - Wednesday, September 23, 2015
Wednesdays only  • 3:30 PM - 5:30 PM


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

Saturday, September 05, 2015 • 11:00 AM - 3:00 PM


Native Garden Workday / Beach Cleanup  Arrow
On the first Saturday of each month, join CMA Educators and volunteers in maintaining the Cabrillo Native Garden and learn more about its plant and animal inhabitants. Also join other volunteers in a...

Saturday, September 05, 2015 • 8:00 AM - 10:00 AM


Channel Islands Adventure: Santa Rosa Island  Arrow
Journey with CMA's education staff on an adventure to Santa Rosa Island, part of the Channel Islands National Park.

Hailed by scientists as the "California Galapagos, trips to the coastal...

Saturday, September 12, 2015 • 8:00 AM - 6:00 PM