Catalina Above and Below
Join CMA staff on an all-day hands-on scientific observation and collection trip to Catalina Island. “Catalina Above And Below” is one of the Aquarium’s most popular boat trips!
Throughout the trip, staff will be on the lookout for marine birds, dolphins, whales, sea lions, seals and wide variety of other marine animals. Learn about methods and techniques used to capture marine animals such as swell sharks, moray eels, lobsters, and the rarely seen, very slimy hagfish.
Passengers will assist with pulling in traps and get up-close looks at animals, while CMA staff and experts will be on-hand to identify, teach and answer questions. Explore the seldom-visited isthmus of the island, then head out to mid-channel to bait for pelagic sharks. For more information, please click here.
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Meet the Grunion
Watch the silvery fish come up on the beach to spawn! Learn about the interesting mating rituals and growth of this curious fish. The Aquarium opens at 8 pm and an auditorium program begins at 9,...
Saturday, May 25, 2013 8:00 PM
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.
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Tuesday, May 28, 2013 7:30 PM - 9:00 PM
Little Squirts: Ages 2-4
Little Squirts is offered for four consecutive Saturdays from 10 to 10:45 am. Each month of sessions will have a general ocean theme and all sessions will include elements of arts & crafts, movement,...
Member Price: $12, Non-Member Price: $15
Saturday, June 01, 2013 - Saturday, June 22, 2013
Saturdays only 10:00 AM - 10:45 AM
Native Garden Workday / Beach Cleanup
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, June 01, 2013 8:00 AM - 10:00 AM
Teacher Workshop: Research Program Icebreaker
This teacher workshop introduces tools used by CMA's Aquatic Nursery to mentor students. Participants will be trained on how to guide students in designing their own research proposals and exploring...
Sunday, June 02, 2013 10:00 AM - 3:00 PM
World Oceans Day
Celebrate the ocean and share how important it is in our lives. Family-oriented activities include arts and crafts, scavenger hunts, animal stories, a guided beach walk, a close-up look at baby...
Saturday, June 08, 2013 10:00 AM - 5:00 PM