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

Celebrate Valentine’s Day at Cabrillo Marine Aquarium with dinner and a behind-the-scenes look at how sea creatures meet, mate and raise their young.

New this year! Enjoy a special sea slug love talk by Cal State LA marine biology professor Patrick Krug. Explore the unique mating habits of seahorses, featured in a new exhibit. Check out the new shark tank and get an up-close look at their egg cases.

This family-friendly event is FREE for members with a reservation. To RSVP, call (310) 548-7562 x211 or email by Friday, February 9.

Non-members pay $50 for one person and $75 for two and get a complimentary annual membership. Click here to purchase tickets on Eventbrite!

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

• Monday, February 12, 2018 • 5:30 PM - 8:30 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 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
10:40pm - On the beach

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

This family-friendly event is FREE to members with a reservation. To
RSVP call (310) 548-7562 x 211 or email by
Monday, May 28.

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


• Thursday, May 31, 2018 • 8:00 PM - 12:00 AM


Grand Grunion Gala 2018
Please check back soon for more details!

• Saturday, May 05, 2018 • 5:00 PM - 11:00 PM