Cabrillo Marine Aquarium

Featured Event

Family Sandcastle Building Day
Saturday, July 26, 2014

Relive your favorite memories and create new ones during Cabrillo Marine Aquarium's Family Sandcastle Day on Saturday, July 26 from 10 a.m. to 3 p.m. This event is free and open to everyone. All you need to bring is your best sandcastle building tools, a little shovel and bucket, and your castle creativity to this fun beach event. The sand on Cabrillo Beach will be thoroughly wet down to prepare for sand construction; the rest is up to you!

All castle styles are welcome: moats, draw bridges, spires, windows, turrets; let your imagination run wild, but most importantly, have a great time at the beach with family and loved ones. Don't forget to bring your camera to capture Kodak moments and your sandcastle handiwork.

If you don't have beach building tools on hand, stop by the Gift Shop for supplies. While you're here visit the Aquarium exhibit hall, which features 37 tanks containing the largest collection of Southern California marine life in the world and a touch tank that provides up-close encounters with local marine life.


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Family Sandcastle Building Day  Arrow
Relive your favorite memories and create new ones during CMA's Family Sandcastle Building Day.

All you need to bring is your best sandcastle building tools, a little shovel and bucket, and your...

Saturday, July 26, 2014 • 10:00 AM - 3:00 PM


Meet the Grunion  Arrow
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,...

Monday, July 28, 2014 • 8:00 PM


Discovery Lecture Series
presented by AltaSea and Cabrillo Marine Aquarium
Unearthing The Historical Wetlands of Southern California
By Shawna Dark, CSU Northridge

Looking across today’s highly urbanized Los Angeles basin, it is almost impossible to imagine the area...

Friday, August 01, 2014 • 7:00 PM - 9:00 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, August 02, 2014 • 8:00 AM - 10:00 AM


Galloping Snails & Other Fishy Tales (Grades 1-2)  Arrow
Watch snails gallop and other fascinating seashore animal behavior through shoreline exploration and laboratory activities. Make ocean art, sea storybooks and other projects as records of your...

Member Price: $77, Non-Member Price: $85

Monday, August 04, 2014 • 9:00 AM - 12:00 PM


Wet Tech (Grades 7-9)  Arrow
Apply technology to ocean studies by designing and building a remotely operated underwater vehicle. Test your ROV and compete with fellow students in an underwater obstacle course. Includes a Science...

Member Price: $77, Non-Member Price: $85

Monday, August 04, 2014 • 1:00 PM - 4:00 PM