Cabrillo Marine Aquarium

Featured Event

Ocean Voyages

Head to sea and experience the wonders of the ocean with CMA!

Anacapa Island
Saturday, May 24th from 8am to 5pm

Discover the wonders of the Channel Islands with CMA educators on an adventure to Anacapa Island, part of the Channel Islands National Marine Sanctuary. During the crossing we'll watch for marine birds and mammals, then join a guided walk and check out nesting gulls and their chicks. This trip leaves from Oxnard.

Catalina Above and Below
Saturday, June 21st from 6am to 6pm

Join CMA staff on an all-day hands-on scientific observation and collection trip to Catalina Island. Throughout the trip, staff will be on the lookout for marine birds, dolphins, whales, sea lions, seals and wide variety of other marine animals. 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.


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Channel Islands Adventure: Santa Cruz Island  Arrow
Discover the wonders of the Channel Islands as you join CMA educators on an adventure to Santa Cruz Island, part of the Channel Islands National Marine Sanctuary. Board the vessel in Ventura and...

Saturday, April 26, 2014 • 8:00 AM - 5:00 PM


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...

Sunday, April 27, 2014 • 12:30 PM - 2:30 PM


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, April 29, 2014 • 7:30 PM - 9:00 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,...

Wednesday, April 30, 2014 • 8:00 PM


Sea Ranger Training  Arrow
Sea Rangers is a volunteer naturalist program. We are looking for people who enjoy spending time outside, care about the environment and are interested in educating others about our coastline. Fifth...

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

Thursday, May 01, 2014 - Thursday, May 29, 2014
Thursdays only  • 4:00 PM - 6:00 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, May 03, 2014 • 8:00 AM - 10:00 AM