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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.

This family-friendly event is FREE to members with a reservation. To
RSVP call (310) 548-7562 x 205 or email by
Monday, April 4.

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

• Saturday, May 13, 2017 • 8:00 PM - 12:00 AM


Grand Grunion Gala 2017
We’re mixing it up this year: NO TENT. NO TABLES. NO SIT-DOWN DINNER. Who needs a tent when you can transform your Frank-Gehry designed space into a hip beach resort with fire pits, cabanas and gourmet food stations? Mix and mingle with your friends while sipping exotic cocktails and shopping for one-of-a-kind auction items.

Tired of being forced to endure long, boring programs? We’re keeping it super short and rewarding participants with a chance to win a trip for two to Hawaii. Finally, dance the night away under the stars with live music by honoree Russ Lesser and his band, Thin Ice.

Visit the Grand Grunion Gala 2017 website for more details and to purchase tickets.

Or please call 310-548-2031 for more information.

• Saturday, April 22, 2017 • 5:00 PM - 11:00 PM