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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


Animal Identification and Nature Journaling
Join CMA education staff as we learn how to identify common sandy beach animals, whales, birds and more!

Practice tips and techniques for nature journaling with animals that we find.

All materials will be provided, including a upcycled/recycled nature journal you can keep. Materials will be shared; you are welcome to bring your own if you prefer (such as pencils, colored pencils, watercolor paints and brushes)

DETAILS:
- Registration is not required.
- There is no fee for this activity.
- Meet in the Lower Courtyard; participants are welcome to
join anytime throughout the experience.
- All ages are welcome!


• Sunday, March 17, 2024 • 2:00 PM - 4:00 PM
• Sunday, April 7, 2024 • 10:00 AM - 12:00 PM
• Sunday, May 26, 2024 • 10:00 AM - 12:00 PM
• Sunday, June 16, 2024 • 10:00 AM - 12:00 PM

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Crab Shells (Grades 3-4) - Session 1
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 people are connected to the ocean.

Session 1: Tuesday, July 9 through Friday, July 12

All classes will be onsite at Cabrillo Marine Aquarium. Please bring a hat, sunscreen, and water.

Please call (310) 548-7562 to register. Pre-registration required. Space is limited! Registration closes one week before class begins. Walk-ins cannot be accommodated.
Max class size: 20

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


• Tuesday, July 9, 2024 - Friday, July 12, 2024 • 9:00 AM - 12:00 PM

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Crab Shells (Grades 3-4) - Session 2
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 people are connected to the ocean.

Session 2: Tuesday, July 30 through Friday, August 2.

All classes will be onsite at Cabrillo Marine Aquarium. Please bring a hat, sunscreen, and water.

Please call (310) 548-7562 to register. Pre-registration required. Space is limited! Registration closes one week before class begins. Walk-ins cannot be accommodated.
Max class size: 20

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


• Tuesday, July 30, 2024 - Friday, August 2, 2024 • 9:00 AM - 12:00 PM

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Galloping Snails (Grades 1-2) - Session 1
Watch snails gallop and other fascinating seashore animal behavior through shoreline exploration and other outdoor activities. Make ocean art, sea storybooks and other projects as records of your discoveries. Registration includes a Science at the Seashore T-shirt.

Session 1: Tuesday, June 25 and Friday, June 28

All classes will be onsite at Cabrillo Marine Aquarium. Please bring a hat, sunscreen, and water.

Please call (310) 548-7562 to register. Pre-registration required. Space is limited! Registration closes one week before class begins. Walk-ins cannot be accommodated.

Max class size: 20

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


• Tuesday, June 25, 2024 - Friday, June 28, 2024 • 9:00 AM - 12:00 PM

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Galloping Snails (Grades 1-2) - Session 2
Watch snails gallop and other fascinating seashore animal behavior through shoreline exploration and other outdoor activities. Make ocean art, sea storybooks and other projects as records of your discoveries. Registration includes a Science at the Seashore T-shirt.

All classes will be onsite at Cabrillo Marine Aquarium. Please bring a hat, sunscreen, and water.

Please call (310) 548-7562 to register. Pre-registration required. Space is limited! Registration closes one week before class begins. Walk-ins cannot be accommodated.

Max class size: 20

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


• Tuesday, July 16, 2024 - Friday, July 19, 2024 • 9:00 AM - 12:00 PM

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Ichthyology (Grades 5-6) - Session 1
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! Registration includes a Science at the Seashore T-shirt.

Session 1: Tuesday, July 23 through Friday, July 26

All classes will be onsite at Cabrillo Marine Aquarium. Please bring a hat, sunscreen, and water.

Please call (310) 548-7562 to register. Pre-registration required. Space is limited! Registration closes one week before class begins. Walk-ins cannot be accommodated.

Max class size: 20

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


• Tuesday, July 23, 2024 - Friday, July 26, 2024 • 9:00 AM - 12:00 PM

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Ichthyology (Grades 5-6) - Session 2
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! Registration includes a Science at the Seashore T-shirt.

Session 2: Tuesday, August 13 through Friday, August 16.

All classes will be onsite at Cabrillo Marine Aquarium. Please bring a hat, sunscreen, and water.

Please call (310) 548-7562 to register. Pre-registration required. Space is limited! Registration closes one week before class begins. Walk-ins cannot be accommodated.

Max class size: 20

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


• Tuesday, August 13, 2024 - Friday, August 16, 2024 • 9:00 AM - 12:00 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.

• Saturday, February 17, 2024, Saturday, March 16, 2024 • 1:00 PM - 3:00 PM
• Sunday, April 14, 2024 • 2:00 PM - 4:00 PM

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SEA Club - Science Education Afternoons 2nd-3rd Grade
SEA Club is a four week program (Wednesdays, April 6, 10, 17 & 24) where students can join CMA Education staff on afternoon marine science adventures and discover sea life through experiments, exploration and fun.

All classes start and end at the Aquarium but our adventures often take us outdoors to explore the Coastal Park.

SEA Club is the perfect after-school class for your budding scientist!

Space is limited to 15 students, and pre-registration is required: 310-548-7562. Walk-ins cannot be accommodated.

FEE: $30 ($27 for Friends); includes a SEA Club T-shirt.

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

• Wednesday, April 3, 2024 - Wednesday, April 24, 2024 • 3:30 PM - 5:00 PM

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SEA Club - Science Education Afternoons 4th-6th Grade
SEA Club is a four week program (Wednesdays, May 8, 15, 22 & 29) where students can join CMA Education staff on afternoon marine science adventures and discover sea life through experiments, exploration and fun.

All classes start and end at the Aquarium but our adventures often take us outdoors to explore the Coastal Park.

SEA Club is the perfect after-school class for your budding scientist!

Space is limited to 15 students, and pre-registration is required: 310-548-7562. Walk-ins cannot be accommodated.

FEE: $30 ($27 for Friends); includes a SEA Club T-shirt.

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

• Wednesday, May 8, 2024 - Wednesday, May 29, 2024 • 3:30 PM - 5:00 PM

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SEA Club - Science Education Afternoons K-1st Grade
SEA Club is a four week program (Wednesdays, March 6, 13, 20, 27) where students can join CMA Education staff on afternoon marine science adventures and discover sea life through experiments, exploration and fun.

All classes start and end at the Aquarium but our adventures often take us outdoors to explore the Coastal Park.

SEA Club is the perfect after-school class for your budding scientist!

Space is limited to 15 students, and pre-registration is required: 310-548-7562. Walk-ins cannot be accommodated.

FEE: $30 ($27 for Friends); includes a SEA Club T-shirt.

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

• Wednesday, March 6, 2024 - Wednesday, March 27, 2024 • 3:30 PM - 5:00 PM

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Tales Between the Tides (3 to 5-year-olds) - Session 1
You and your Young Explorer will discover the ocean at "see" level. Join us for stories and adventures in the Coastal Park.

Session 1: Thursday, June 20 and Friday, June 21

All classes will be onsite at Cabrillo Marine Aquarium. Please bring a hat, sunscreen, and water.

Please call (310) 548-7562 to register. Pre-registration required. Space is limited! Registration closes one week before class begins. Walk-ins cannot be accommodated.

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


• Thursday, June 20, 2024 - Friday, June 21, 2024 • 10:00 AM - 12:00 PM

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Tales Between the Tides (3 to 5-year-olds) - Session 2
You and your Young Explorer will discover the ocean at "see" level. Join us for stories and adventures in the Coastal Park.

Session 2: Thursday, August 8 and Friday, August 9.

All classes will be onsite at Cabrillo Marine Aquarium. Please bring a hat, sunscreen, and water.

Please call (310) 548-7562 to register. Pre-registration is required. Space is limited! Registration closes one week before class begins. Walk-ins cannot be accommodated.

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


• Thursday, August 8, 2024 - Friday, August 9, 2024 • 10:00 AM - 12:00 PM

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Walk Cabrillo
Pack a snack and join a walk guided by CMA's Education staff.

During the coastal park walk 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.

Meet in front of the Aquarium. Bring a hat, sunscreen, and water.

Fee: FREE; open to all ages.

• Sunday, April 21, 2024 • 12:45 PM - 2:45 PM
• Saturday, May 18, 2024 • 11:00 AM - 1:00 PM


 
   
 
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