Cabrillo Marine Aquarium
  Friends Membership  

FRIENDS Membership

    The FRIENDS membership program gives individuals and families the opportunity to annually support Cabrillo Marine Aquarium. Membership levels range from individual and family to Partners in Marine Education.

Find out more about becoming a Member!
  Your FRIENDS membership helps support the Aquarium's quality education, research and outreach programs provided to nearly 150,000 schoolchildren each year. Membership has benefits for everyone for you, the member and for us, the Aquarium! Keep your membership current and enjoy the following perks.

Membership Benefits (included with all levels for one full year):
  • Free Aquarium admission
  • Free Aquarium parking (number of passes increases with membership level)
  • Free subscription to Tidelines newsletter and calendar
  • Invitations to members-only events and exhibit premieres
  • 20% discount at the CMA Gift Shop
  • Discounts on all Aquarium workshops, excursions, education programs, and more
  • Free or discounted entry to more than 150 participating zoos, museums and aquariums nationwide
  • Unlimited access to Virginia Reid Moore Marine Research Library including FREE wireless internet
  • FREE entrance to CMA Meet the Grunion programs

Give a Gift, Get a Gift: Purchase a Gift Membership for someone and receive a gift yourself - a coupon for our Gift Shop. Thanks to an anonymous donor, your full membership contribution will go to FRIENDS of Cabrillo Marine Aquarium to support the Aquarium.

  • $5 coupon with the purchase of an Individual Gift Membership
  • $10 coupon with the purchase of a Family Gift Membership
  • $15 coupon with the purchase of a Sponsor or higher level Gift Membership

Details: Coupons are not redeemable for cash. Coupons cannot be used toward the purchase of membership and will not be issued for renewing a gift membership. Coupons are to be used for a future purchase at the Gift Shop and cannot be redeemed on the date of purchase. Coupons are valid for one year from issue date, as indicated by the expiration date.

Become a FRIEND, renew your membership or give the gift of membership using the links below or download our Membership Application.
Membership Levels
  • Student: $25
    6 free parking entries ($54 value). Must have valid student ID.
  • Senior (62+): $40
    6 free parking entries ($54 value)
  • Individual: $45
    6 free parking entries ($54 value)
  • Family: $60
    12 free parking entries ($108 value)
  • Supporter: $80
    18 free parking entries ($108 value), a second personalized membership card and priority registration for events and programs
  • Sponsor: $150
    18 free parking entries ($162 value), all Supporter benefits and a behind-the-scenes tour with senior CMA staff
  • Benefactor: $300
    24 free parking entries ($216 value) and all Sponsor benefits
  • Patron: $500
    Unlimited free parking entries, all Benefactor benefits and occasional special opportunities
  • Partner: $1,000
    Unlimited free parking, all Patron benefits, a marine life photograph and invitations to exclusive special events including the Partners' Annual Dinner and early VIP entrance to the Grand Grunion Gala