Cabrillo Marine Aquarium

Featured Event

Summer Whale Watch
Sunday, August 20, 2017
9am to 12pm

Join CMA on a search for great whales, such as blue, fin, humpback and minke whales, that visit our coast during the summer.
Some of the largest whales in the world feed along our nutrient-rich coastline this time of year. CMA wildlife experts will join you on this adventure to catch a glimpse of these magnificent leviathans of the deep.
One of these great whales is the largest of all whales in the world, the endangered blue whale. Researchers believe there are only about 10,000 blue whales left in all the world’s oceans, but a thriving population of 2,000 of them can be seen along the California coast during the summer feeding on massive amounts of krill, small shrimp-like organisms.
The waters between Los Angeles and Catalina have become a regular stop for some of these feeding blue whales as they migrate to breeding grounds off of Costa Rica during the winter.
Guests will board the 90-foot yacht, Spirit, in San Pedro and head out to sea in search of whales and other marine life including many species of dolphins and seabirds.
Reservations are required. Please call (310) 548-7562.
Member Price: $25, Non-Member Price: $30


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Meet the Grunion  Arrow
Watch 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 24, 2017 • 8:00 PM - 12:00 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, July 31, 2017 • 9:00 AM - 12:00 PM


Coastal Field Research (Grades 7-9)  Arrow
Combine marine biology with art as we do laboratory and field research in our daily trips to Cabrilo Beach Coastal Park! Using the observational techniques and works of Muir, Rickets and Audubon...

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

Monday, July 31, 2017 • 1:00 PM - 4:00 PM


Discovery Lecture Series
presented by AltaSea and Cabrillo Marine Aquarium
Arctic climate, as documented by algal rocks

By Branwen Williams, Claremont McKenna College

Human-caused climate change is warming Arctic temperatures and melting Arctic sea ice. These changes...

Friday, August 04, 2017 • 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 features a unique ocean-themed project that jump starts your creativity, engages your senses and relaxes your...

Saturday, August 05, 2017 • 10:00 AM - 2:00 PM


Beach Cleanup  Arrow
On the first Saturday of each month, join CMA Educators and volunteers in a beach cleanup, clearing the shore of marine debris. Meet at the steps in front of the auditorium.

Groups are required to...

Saturday, August 05, 2017 • 8:00 AM - 10:00 AM