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Beauty of Nature Film Series: Riding with Giants
This spectacular film is a comprehensive look at the history of surfing, from its origins as a tiny subculture to its widespread resurgence - and surfers’ ongoing obsession with the sport. Stacy Peralta directs this critically lauded opener to the 2004 Sundance Film Festival.

A FREE event; seating is first come first served.

This screening is the second of five films in the Beauty of Nature Film Series hosted by the Palos Verdes PeninsulPalos Verdes Peninsula Land Conservancy.

Stay for the CMA grunion run at 9pm.


• Saturday, June 14, 2014 • 6:30 PM


FRIENDS Members Only Grunion Run
FRIENDS of Cabrillo Marine Aquarium is hosting a Members-Only Grunion Run! This is a FREE event for FCMA members, community sponsors, corporate sponsors and employee families of corporate sponsors.

The Aquarium will open at 8pm. The auditorium program begins at 9pm, followed by a guided observation at the beach. Watch the silvery fish come up on the beach to spawn and learn about the interesting mating rituals and growth of this curious fish.

Please RSVP to the Membership Department at 310-548-7562 x211 or email

8pm - Aquarium Open
9pm - Auditorium Program
10:55pm - On the beach

• Friday, May 16, 2014 • 8:00 PM


Grand Grunion Gala 2014
The Grand Grunion Gala offers unique items at the silent and live auctions, delicious food and wine and a lively spirit of support for the Aquarium. Join us for an elegant and fun evening at our annual black-tie optional fundraiser. This year's honorees are: Paula Moore, Cabrillo Marine Aquarium Leadership Award; Craig Jones, Dr. Susanne Lawrenz-Miller Education Award; and Tesoro Los Angeles Refinery, John M. Olguin Marine Environment Award.

Purchase your ticket today! Please call 310-548-7562 for more information.

• Saturday, May 03, 2014 • 6:00 PM