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 9.

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 12, 2015 • 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.

Please RSVP to the Membership Department at 310-548-7562 x205 or email

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

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

• Sunday, April 19, 2015 • 8:00 PM - 12:00 AM


Grand Grunion Gala 2015
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.

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

• Saturday, April 25, 2015 • 6:00 PM