Cabrillo Marine Aquarium

Featured Event

Holiday Shopping Gift Shop Hours
Tuesday - Sunday
10:30 am - 5:15 pm

CMA's Gift Shop elves have been busy decorating 20 aquatic-themed Christmas trees. Walk through and enjoy the magic of an ocean-themed wonderland and experience the spirit of the holiday season.

The mini-forest is packed with ornaments and features great gifts for all ages. Each tree has a special theme and name including: Mermaid Fantasy, CMA Cetaceans, Autumn, Aquatic Recycle, Under the Sea, Glass Menagerie, Lighthouse Bluff, Brass CMA Scenes, Sandy Tides, Sponge Bob & Friends, CMA Plush, Pirate Booty, Shorebirds & Driftwood, Fish Frenzy, Travel the World, Pickle Garden, Across the Pond, and Peacock Alley.

Feast your eyes on whale lights, sea jewels sprays and sea lace garlands. Start your holiday shopping and maybe pick up something for yourself too!

Give a gift that gives twice! Your gift purchases for family members and friends are also a gift to the Aquarium, proceeds support CMA educational programs. FRIENDS of CMA members receive a 20% discount on purchases.


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Weekend Tidepool Walk  Arrow
CMA's Educators conduct tours of the Point Fermin tidepools. Attend an informative slide show in the John M. Olguin Auditorium, then come along on the naturalist-led ramble on the rocks to see...

Saturday, November 28, 2015 • 2:30 PM - 4:00 PM


Discovery Lecture Series
presented by AltaSea and Cabrillo Marine Aquarium
The Future of Food from the Sea
By Dr. Steve Gaines, Bren School of Environmental Science and Management, UC Santa Barbara

By the middle of this century, we project that global demand for animal...

Friday, December 04, 2015 • 7:00 PM - 9:00 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, December 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, December 05, 2015 • 8:00 AM - 10:00 AM


Underwater ROV Teacher Workshop  Arrow
Discover the amazing world or underwater Remotely Operated Vehicles (ROVs) by building your own from scratch! In this beginner level, hands-on workshop, participants will construct underwater ROVs in...

Saturday, December 05, 2015 • 10:00 AM - 4:00 PM


Tidepools for Teachers  Arrow
Teachers learn about the biodiversity found in the rocky shore intertidal habitat and the adaptations organisms have developed to survive in this dynamic ecosystem. Participants will get a first-hand...

Saturday, December 12, 2015 • 1:00 PM - 4:00 PM