Cabrillo Marine Aquarium

75th Anniversary

  In 1935 a small collection of local seashells collected by L.A. City Lifeguards was moved from a card table on Venice Beach to the newly opened Cabrillo Beach Bathhouse and the Cabrillo Marine Aquarium was born.

Now, 75 years later with a new name and having touched the lives of millions of visitors, the Cabrillo Marine Aquarium continues to be internationally recognized as a leader in providing friendly and accessible seashore programs and facilities for understanding and improving our relationship with the marine environment.

Cabrillo Marine Aquarium has a long history of engaging visitors about the marine life of Southern California. Learn more about our history here.

Do you have a favorite photo or memory of the Aquarium and Cabrillo Beach? If so, help us add to our 75th Anniversary Scrapbook.

Check out our 75th Anniversary Photo Gallery.