Cabrillo Marine Aquarium
  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)

- 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


Little Squirts - Ages 2-4
Little Squirts is a four-week program for toddlers ages 2-4

Each week you and your child will share in activities and exploration of the Aquarium and Coastal Park as an introduction to marine life for toddlers.

All classes will be onsite at Cabrillo Marine Aquarium.

Space is limited to 10 children. Please call 310-548-7562 to register. The deadline to register is one week before the class begins.

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

• Wednesday, February 7, 2024 - Wednesday, February 28, 2024 • 1:30 PM - 3:00 PM


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


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