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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


Family Sandy Beach Adventure
Explore the sandy sea shore 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, and kelp flies! 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.

• Thursday, February 28, 2019 • 2:00 PM - 4:00 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, February 24, 2019 • 10:00 AM - 12:00 PM
• Sunday, March 24, 2019 • 10:30 AM - 12:30 PM

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SEA Club - Science Education Afternoons Grades 2-3
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, March 6, 2019 - Wednesday, March 27, 2019 • 3:30 PM - 5:00 PM

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Tidepool Walk
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, February 16, 2019 • 12:00 PM - 1:30 PM
• Sunday, February 17, 2019 • 12:30 PM - 2:00 PM
• Saturday, March 2, 2019 • 12:00 PM - 1:30 PM
• Sunday, March 3, 2019 • 1:00 PM - 2:30 PM
• Saturday, March 16, 2019 • 12:00 PM - 1:30 PM
• Sunday, March 17, 2019 • 12:30 PM - 2:00 PM
• Saturday, March 30, 2019 • 12:00 PM - 1:30 PM
• Sunday, March 31, 2019 • 12:30 PM - 2:00 PM

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Tidepool Walk (en espaņol)
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, March 3, 2019 • 12:30 PM - 2:00 PM

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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.

• Saturday, March 9, 2019 • 2:30 PM - 4:30 PM


 
   
 
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