Cabrillo Marine Aquarium
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Birds and the Bees, Under the Seas
FRIENDS members-only

Celebrate Valentine’s Day at the Aquarium during this special members-only after-hours event which begins with a pasta dinner. Afterwards CMA staff members play matchmakers, explaining how various marine creatures find mates, reproduce and ensure their young survive.

This family-friendly event is FREE to members with a reservation. To
RSVP, call (310) 548-7562 x 211 or email by
Monday, February 8.

The Gift Shop will stay open late, so you can finish your Valentine's shopping too!

Want to come but not a member yet? Sign up for a FRIENDS membership on our website or by contacting the membership department.

• Thursday, February 11, 2016 • 6:00 PM - 8:00 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 silvery fish come up on the beach to spawn and learn about the interesting mating rituals of this curious fish.

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

*The CMA Gift Shop will be open late for guests.

• Friday, April 08, 2016 • 8:00 PM - 12:00 AM


Grand Grunion Gala 2016
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 fundraiser.

This year's honorees are: Advanced Maritime Emissions Control System, Cabrillo Marine Aquarium Leadership Award; the NOAA White Abalone Project, John M. Olguin Marine Environment Award; and Chuck and Gwen Davies, Dr. Suzanne Lawrenz-Miller Education Award.

Visit the Grand Grunion Gala 2016 website for more details and to purchase tickets.

Or please call 310-548-7562 for more information.

• Saturday, April 30, 2016 • 5:00 PM