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  Science at the Seashore  

Science at the Seashore

    Through the Science at the Seashore program, we are able to offer individuals and families many opportunities to learn about our marine environment through guided tours, art and storytelling and extended workshops.

For reservations and information about Science at the Seashore, call 310-548-7562 or print out a registration form.

To learn more about our programs schedule, please view our program calendar.
     
 

Upcoming Science at the Seashore Events


Coastal Field Research (Grades 7-9)
Combine marine biology with art as we do laboratory and field research in our daily trips to Cabrilo Beach Coastal Park! Using the observational techniques and works of Muir, Rickets and Audubon (among others) as inspiration, students will keep a naturalist's journal and participate in field research to investigate the rocky intertidal, sandy beach and mudflats through pen, paper, a painters brush and the lens of a camera. Class fee includes a Science at the Seashore T-shirt.

Registration is open to members only through March 15, 2020. Click here to become a member and register early!

Pre-registration required. Registration closes one week before class begins. Please call 310-548-7562, Monday - Friday, 9 am - 5 pm to register.

Member Price:  $77, Non-Member Price:  $85

 Activity-Registration.pdf

• Monday, July 20, 2020 - Friday, July 24, 2020 • 9:00 AM - 12:00 PM

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Crab Shells & Native Tales (Grades 3-4)
Observe animal behavior as you hold hermit crabs, go crab fishing, feed barnacles and more! Discover the marvelous mud at the salt marsh and how native peoples have used the ocean. Two sessions are offered, one in July and one in August. Registration includes a Science at the Seashore T-shirt.

Registration is open to members only through March 15, 2020. Click here to become a member and register early!

Pre-registration required. Registration closes one week before class begins. Please call 310-548-7562, Monday - Friday, 9 am - 5 pm to register.

Member Price:  $77, Non-Member Price:  $85

 Activity-Registration.pdf

• Monday, July 6, 2020 - Friday, July 10, 2020 • 9:00 AM - 12:00 PM
• Monday, August 3, 2020 - Friday, August 7, 2020 • 9:00 AM - 12:00 PM

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Family Sandy Beach Adventure - Cancelled
Explore the sandy seashore with CMA Education staff! This informative class designed for families will introduce you to the amazing animals that have adapted to live in the ever changing sandy beach habitat. Bring your towels and get ready to be wet and sandy!

After our private classroom laboratory visit with microscopes and specimens, we’ll explore the shore looking for sand crabs, clams, worms, kelp flies and grunion eggs!

Reserve early, class size is limited to 20 participants! Deadline to register is one week before the class begins.

Fee: $5 adults, $1 children and seniors (free for Friends members). Financial assistance available

• Wednesday, April 8, 2020 • 2:30 PM - 4:30 PM

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Galloping Snails & Other Fishy Tales (Grades 1-2)
Watch snails gallop and other fascinating seashore animal behavior through shoreline exploration and laboratory activities. Make ocean art, sea storybooks and other projects as records of your discoveries. Two sessions are offered, one in July and one in August. Registration includes a Science at the Seashore T-shirt.

Registration is open to members only through March 15, 2020. Click here to become a member and register early!

Pre-registration required. Registration closes one week before class begins. Please call 310-548-7562, Monday - Friday, 9 am - 5 pm to register.

Member Price:  $77, Non-Member Price:  $85

 Activity-Registration.pdf

• Monday, June 22, 2020 - Friday, June 26, 2020 • 9:00 AM - 12:00 PM
• Monday, July 27, 2020 - Friday, July 31, 2020 • 9:00 AM - 12:00 PM

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Ichthyology & Other Slimy Words
(Grades 5-6)

Examine the inner and outer workings of a fish, and discover unique features that relate sharks to eels and the garibaldi. Dissections, fishing, fish printing, and fish feeding are all included as part of the discovery! Two sessions are offered, one in July and one in August. Class fee includes a Science at the Seashore T-shirt.

Registration is open to members only through March 15, 2020. Click here to become a member and register early!

Pre-registration required. Registration closes one week before class begins. Please call 310-548-7562, Monday - Friday, 9 am - 5 pm to register.

Member Price:  $77, Non-Member Price:  $85

 Activity-Registration.pdf

• Monday, July 13, 2020 - Friday, July 17, 2020 • 9:00 AM - 12:00 PM
• Monday, August 10, 2020 - Friday, August 14, 2020 • 9:00 AM - 12:00 PM

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Little Squirts: Ages 2-4 - Cancelled
Little Squirts is offered for four Wednesday afternoons from 1:30pm to 3:00pm. Each month of sessions has a general ocean theme and all sessions will include elements of arts & crafts, movement, and music.

We will limit class size to a maximum of 10 children, ages 2-4, participating with parent(s) or guardian(s).

Pre-registration is required, as space is limited. If you are interested in joining us, call 310-548-7562.

Member Price:  $27, Non-Member Price:  $30

• Wednesday, May 6, 2020 - Wednesday, May 27, 2020 • 1:30 PM - 3:00 PM

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Salt Marsh Open House
Join CMA Educators to learn about the Salinas de San Pedro wetlands habitat at Cabrillo Beach by using binoculars and microscopes to observe live animals. Visitors can view the birds of the marsh, learn about native plants and observe the changes in the tides.

Fee: FREE; open to all ages.

• Sunday, June 14, 2020 • 2:15 PM - 4:15 PM

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Salt Marsh Open House - Cancelled
Join CMA Educators to learn about the Salinas de San Pedro wetlands habitat at Cabrillo Beach by using binoculars and microscopes to observe live animals. Visitors can view the birds of the marsh, learn about native plants and observe the changes in the tides.

Fee: FREE; open to all ages.

• Sunday, April 12, 2020 • 11:00 AM - 1:00 PM
• Saturday, May 30, 2020 • 2:15 PM - 4:15 PM

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SEA Club - Science Education Afternoons Grades K-1 - Cancelled
On four consecutive Wednesday afternoons join CMA Educators for a series of hands-on after-school marine science adventures. Opportunities may include observing animal behavior; exploring rocky shore tidepools; discovering the wonders of the salt marsh; examining nature through microscopes and much more! Participants help plan the schedule.

Includes SEA Club T-shirt. Financial assistance available. Walk-ins cannot be accommodated.

Pre-registration is required: 310-548-7562.

Member Price:  $27, Non-Member Price:  $30

• Wednesday, May 6, 2020 - Wednesday, May 27, 2020 • 3:30 PM - 5:00 PM

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Tales Between the Tides Session 1 (3 to 5-year-olds)
Explore the ocean at "see" level. We'll hear and tell stories, scamper like crabs, touch sea animals, make a take-home project and explore the many wonders of the sea in the Aquarium and in the lab. Choose from one or both two day sessions, each day focusing on a different theme. Walk-ins cannot be accommodated.

Registration is open to members only through March 15, 2020. Click here to become a member and register early!

Pre-registration required. Registration closes one week before class begins. Please call 310-548-7562, Monday - Friday, 9 am - 5 pm to register.

Member Price:  $24, Non-Member Price:  $26

 Activity-Registration.pdf

• Tuesday, June 16, 2020, Wednesday, June 17, 2020 • 10:00 AM - 11:30 AM

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Tales Between the Tides Session 2 (3 to 5-year-olds)
Explore the ocean at "see" level. We'll hear and tell stories, scamper like crabs, touch sea animals, make a take-home project and explore the many wonders of the sea in the Aquarium and in the lab. Choose from one or both two day sessions, each day focusing on a different theme. Walk-ins cannot be accommodated.

Registration is open to members only through March 15, 2020. Click here to become a member and register early!

Pre-registration required. Registration closes one week before class begins. Please call 310-548-7562, Monday - Friday, 9 am - 5 pm to register.

Member Price:  $24, Non-Member Price:  $26

 Activity-Registration.pdf

• Thursday, June 18, 2020, Friday, June 19, 2020 • 10:00 AM - 11:30 AM

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Tales Between the Tides Session 3 (3 to 5-year-olds)
Explore the ocean at "see" level. We'll hear and tell stories, scamper like crabs, touch sea animals, make a take-home project and explore the many wonders of the sea in the Aquarium and in the lab. Choose from one or both two day sessions, each day focusing on a different theme. Walk-ins cannot be accommodated.

Registration is open to members only through March 15, 2020. Click here to become a member and register early.

Pre-registration required. Registration closes one week before class begins. Please call 310-548-7562, Monday - Friday, 9 am - 5 pm to register.

Member Price:  $24, Non-Member Price:  $26

 Activity-Registration.pdf

• Tuesday, August 18, 2020, Wednesday, August 19, 2020 • 10:00 AM - 11:30 AM

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Tales Between the Tides Session 4 (3 to 5-year-olds)
Explore the ocean at "see" level. We'll hear and tell stories, scamper like crabs, touch sea animals, make a take-home project and explore the many wonders of the sea in the Aquarium and in the lab. Choose from one or both two day sessions, each day focusing on a different theme. Walk-ins cannot be accommodated.

Registration is open to members only through March 15, 2020. Click here to become a member and register early.

Pre-registration required. Registration closes one week before class begins. Please call 310-548-7562, Monday - Friday, 9 am - 5 pm to register.

Member Price:  $24, Non-Member Price:  $26

 Activity-Registration.pdf

• Thursday, August 20, 2020, Friday, August 21, 2020 • 10:00 AM - 11:30 AM

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Tidepool Walk - Cancelled
Join CMA Educators on a tour of the Point Fermin tidepools! Attend an informative slide show in the John M. Olguin Auditorium, then come along on a naturalist-led ramble on the rocks to see animals in their natural habitat. Outdoor clothing and sneakers advised. Young children must be accompanied by adults.

Reservations required for groups: 310-548-7562.
Fee: FREE.

• Sunday, May 31, 2020 • 10:00 AM - 11:30 AM

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Walk Cabrillo
Pack a snack and join a walk guided by CMA's Education staff. Starting at the Aquarium courtyard, you'll visit the native garden, salt marsh, beaches and tidepools. Explore each habitat and discover signs of the season along the shore. Examine fossils, native plants and beach wrack.

Registration required for groups, please call 310-548-7562.
Fee: FREE; open to all ages.

• Sunday, June 28, 2020 • 10:00 AM - 12:00 PM

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Walk Cabrillo - Cancelled
Pack a snack and join a walk guided by CMA's Education staff. Starting at the Aquarium courtyard, you'll visit the native garden, salt marsh, beaches and tidepools. Explore each habitat and discover signs of the season along the shore. Examine fossils, native plants and beach wrack.

Registration required for groups, please call 310-548-7562.
Fee: FREE; open to all ages.

• Saturday, April 11, 2020 • 10:30 AM - 12:30 PM

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Walk Cabrillo - City Nature Challenge - Cancelled
Participate in the City Nature Challenge! This challenge first started between Los Angeles and San Francisco in 2016 to document the biodiversity in our cities. Today, more than 150 cities around the world participate in the City Nature Challenge. Join us in the Walk Cabrillo program (Apr 25 & 26), and we’ll show you how to get started.

Pack a snack and join a walk guided by CMA's Education staff. Starting at the Aquarium courtyard, you'll visit the native garden, salt marsh, beaches and tidepools. Explore each habitat and discover signs of the season along the shore. Examine fossils, native plants and beach wrack.

Registration required for groups, please call 310-548-7562.
Fee: FREE; open to all ages.

• Saturday, April 25, 2020 • 10:00 AM - 12:00 PM
• Sunday, April 26, 2020 • 10:00 AM - 12:00 PM

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Weekend Tidepool Walk - Cancelled
Join CMA Educators on a tour of the Point Fermin tidepools! Attend an informative slide show in the John M. Olguin Auditorium, then come along on a naturalist-led ramble on the rocks to see animals in their natural habitat. Outdoor clothing and sneakers advised. Young children must be accompanied by adults.

Reservations required for groups: 310-548-7562.
Fee: FREE.

• Saturday, April 4, 2020 • 12:15 PM - 2:00 PM
• Sunday, April 5, 2020 • 1:40 PM - 3:00 PM
• Saturday, April 18, 2020 • 12:20 PM - 2:00 PM
• Sunday, April 19, 2020 • 1:15 PM - 2:30 PM
• Saturday, May 2, 2020 • 11:00 AM - 12:30 PM
• Sunday, May 3, 2020 • 12:00 PM - 1:30 PM

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Weekend Tidepool Walk (en español) - Cancelled
Join CMA Educators on a tour of the Point Fermin tidepools! Attend an informative slide show in the John M. Olguin Auditorium, then come along on a naturalist-led ramble on the rocks to see animals in their natural habitat. Outdoor clothing and sneakers advised. Young children must be accompanied by adults.

Reservations required for groups: 310-548-7562.
Fee: FREE.

• Sunday, April 5, 2020 • 1:15 PM - 2:30 PM
• Sunday, May 3, 2020 • 11:40 AM - 1:00 PM


 
   
 
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