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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) - Session 1
Combine marine biology with art as we do laboratory and field research in our daily trips to Cabrillo Beach Coastal Park! 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 painterís brush and the lens of a camera. Registration includes a Science at the Seashore T-shirt.

Session 1: Tuesday, July 19 and Wednesday, July 20

All classes will be onsite at Cabrillo Marine Aquarium. Please bring a hat, sunscreen, and water. All students are required to wear a mask at all times. We will be following all City of Los Angeles, Department of Recreation and Parks COVID safety guidelines.

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: 10

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


• Tuesday, July 19, 2022 - Wednesday, July 20, 2022 • 9:00 AM - 12:00 PM

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Coastal Field Research (Grades 7-9) - Session 2
Combine marine biology with art as we do laboratory and field research in our daily trips to Cabrillo Beach Coastal Park! 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 painterís brush and the lens of a camera. Registration includes a Science at the Seashore T-shirt.

Session 2: Thursday, July 21 and Friday, July 22

All classes will be onsite at Cabrillo Marine Aquarium. Please bring a hat, sunscreen, and water. All students are required to wear a mask at all times. We will be following all City of Los Angeles, Department of Recreation and Parks COVID safety guidelines.

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: 10

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


• Thursday, July 21, 2022 - Friday, July 22, 2022 • 9:00 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 5 and Wednesday, July 6

All classes will be onsite at Cabrillo Marine Aquarium. Please bring a hat, sunscreen, and water. All students are required to wear a mask at all times. We will be following all City of Los Angeles, Department of Recreation and Parks COVID safety guidelines.

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: 10

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


• Tuesday, July 5, 2022 - Wednesday, July 6, 2022 • 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: Thursday, July 7 and Friday, July 8

All classes will be onsite at Cabrillo Marine Aquarium. Please bring a hat, sunscreen, and water. All students are required to wear a mask at all times. We will be following all City of Los Angeles, Department of Recreation and Parks COVID safety guidelines.

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: 10

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


• Thursday, July 7, 2022 - Friday, July 8, 2022 • 9:00 AM - 12:00 PM

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Crab Shells (Grades 3-4) - Session 3
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 3: Tuesday, August 2 and Wednesday, August 3

All classes will be onsite at Cabrillo Marine Aquarium. Please bring a hat, sunscreen, and water. All students are required to wear a mask at all times. We will be following all City of Los Angeles, Department of Recreation and Parks COVID safety guidelines.

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: 10

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

*Members-only registration through 3/25. If you would like to join / renew today to secure your spot in the class, click here.

• Tuesday, August 2, 2022 - Wednesday, August 3, 2022 • 9:00 AM - 12:00 PM

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

Session 4: Thursday, August 4 and Friday, August 5

All classes will be onsite at Cabrillo Marine Aquarium. Please bring a hat, sunscreen, and water. All students are required to wear a mask at all times. We will be following all City of Los Angeles, Department of Recreation and Parks COVID safety guidelines.

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: 10

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

*Members-only registration through 3/25. If you would like to join / renew today to secure your spot in the class, click here.

• Thursday, August 4, 2022 - Friday, August 5, 2022 • 9:00 AM - 12:00 PM

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Galloping Snails (Grades 1-2) - Session 3
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, July 26 and Wednesday, July 27

All classes will be onsite at Cabrillo Marine Aquarium. Please bring a hat, sunscreen, and water. All students are required to wear a mask at all times. We will be following all City of Los Angeles, Department of Recreation and Parks COVID safety guidelines.

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: 10

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


• Tuesday, July 26, 2022 - Wednesday, July 27, 2022 • 9:00 AM - 12:00 PM

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Galloping Snails (Grades 1-2) - Session 4
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: Thursday, July 28 and Friday, July 29

All classes will be onsite at Cabrillo Marine Aquarium. Please bring a hat, sunscreen, and water. All students are required to wear a mask at all times. We will be following all City of Los Angeles, Department of Recreation and Parks COVID safety guidelines.

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: 10

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


• Thursday, July 28, 2022 - Friday, July 29, 2022 • 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 12 and Wednesday, July 13

All classes will be onsite at Cabrillo Marine Aquarium. Please bring a hat, sunscreen, and water. All students are required to wear a mask at all times. We will be following all City of Los Angeles, Department of Recreation and Parks COVID safety guidelines.

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: 10

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


• Tuesday, July 12, 2022 - Wednesday, July 13, 2022 • 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: Thursday, July 14 and Friday, July 15

All classes will be onsite at Cabrillo Marine Aquarium. Please bring a hat, sunscreen, and water. All students are required to wear a mask at all times. We will be following all City of Los Angeles, Department of Recreation and Parks COVID safety guidelines.

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: 10

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


• Thursday, July 14, 2022 - Friday, July 15, 2022 • 9:00 AM - 12:00 PM

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Ichthyology (Grades 5-6) - Session 3
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 3: Tuesday, August 9 and Wednesday, August 10

All classes will be onsite at Cabrillo Marine Aquarium. Please bring a hat, sunscreen, and water. All students are required to wear a mask at all times. We will be following all City of Los Angeles, Department of Recreation and Parks COVID safety guidelines.

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: 10

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

*Members-only registration through 3/25. If you would like to join / renew today to secure your spot in the class, click here.

• Tuesday, August 9, 2022 - Wednesday, August 10, 2022 • 9:00 AM - 12:00 PM

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Ichthyology (Grades 5-6) - Session 4
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 4: Thursday, August 11 and Friday, August 12

All classes will be onsite at Cabrillo Marine Aquarium. Please bring a hat, sunscreen, and water. All students are required to wear a mask at all times. We will be following all City of Los Angeles, Department of Recreation and Parks COVID safety guidelines.

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: 10

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

*Members-only registration through 3/25. If you would like to join / renew today to secure your spot in the class, click here.

• Thursday, August 11, 2022 - Friday, August 12, 2022 • 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.

• Sunday, July 10, 2022 • 2:15 PM - 4:15 PM
• Sunday, August 7, 2022 • 2:15 PM - 4:15 PM
• Saturday, September 3, 2022 • 11:00 AM - 1:00 PM

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Sandy Beach Animal Identification and Nature Journaling
Join CMA education staff as we learn how to identify common sandy beach animals.

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!


• Saturday, September 24, 2022 • 3:00 PM - 5:00 PM

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SEA Club - Science Education Afternoons Ages 5-6
SEA Club is a four week program (Wednesdays, November 2, 9, 16 & 23) 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, November 2, 2022 • 3:30 PM - 5:00 PM

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SEA Club - Science Education Afternoons Ages 7-8
SEA Club is a four week program (Wednesdays, October 5, 12, 19 & 26) 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, October 5, 2022 • 3:30 PM - 5:00 PM

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SEA Club - Science Education Afternoons Ages 9-11
SEA Club is a four week program (Wednesdays, September 7, 14, 21 & 28) 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, September 7, 2022 • 3:30 PM - 5:00 PM

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

Session 1: Tuesday, August 16 and Wednesday, August 17

All classes will be onsite at Cabrillo Marine Aquarium. Please bring a hat, sunscreen, and water. All students are required to wear a mask at all times. We will be following all City of Los Angeles, Department of Recreation and Parks COVID safety guidelines.

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

*Members-only registration through 3/25. If you would like to join / renew today to secure your spot in the class, click here.

• Tuesday, August 16, 2022 - Wednesday, August 17, 2022 • 10:00 AM - 12:00 PM

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Tales Between the Tides (3 to 5-year-olds) - Session 4
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, August 18 and Friday, August 19

All classes will be onsite at Cabrillo Marine Aquarium. Please bring a hat, sunscreen, and water. All students are required to wear a mask at all times. We will be following all City of Los Angeles, Department of Recreation and Parks COVID safety guidelines.

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

*Members-only registration through 3/25. If you would like to join / renew today to secure your spot in the class, click here.

• Thursday, August 18, 2022 - Friday, August 19, 2022 • 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.

• Saturday, August 13, 2022 • 2:15 PM - 4:15 PM
• Sunday, September 11, 2022 • 2:15 PM - 4:15 PM


 
   
 
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