Cabrillo Marine Aquarium
  Ocean Outreach  

Ocean Outreach

    Join Cabrillo Marine Aquarium’s team of enthusiastic Ocean Outreach educators to learn about some extraordinary animals that live in the ocean!

We can even bring live marine animals to your school!

Our programs enhance the educational experience through the use of hands-on discovery, specimen investigation, science inquiry & student participation. All our programs are tailored to grade-level & designed to spark your students’ curiosity for the ocean & the extraordinary life in it!

Topics offered include (see details for each topic below):
  • The Adventures of C. Weed the Snail & His Friends
  • At Home in the Sea #
  • The Greatest Fish Story Ever Told
  • “Thar She Blows” – A Whale of a Lesson
  • Treasures in the Tidepool #
  • Shark! It’s O.K to Go into the Water
  • What’s Plankton Anyway? #
  • Ten Arms and an Attitude: A Squid Dissection
  • No Guts, No Glory: A Fish Dissection
  • Fish Printing: Gyotaku in the Classroom
    # These classes feature a touch tank and live animals during the visit

  • Days offered: Tuesday - Friday
  • Dates offered: January - December
  • Length of program: One hour; up to four programs / three topics per site per day
  • Times offered: between 9:30am and 4:00pm
  • Maximum Participation Limit (per session): 30 students*
  • Fee**: $170 for the first program, $70 for each similar program at same site on same day. After-school programs (after 2:30pm): First program $230, second program $90.

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To schedule a school visit, please submit your reservation request here.

* Sessions designed for small groups to maximize engagement and instructor to student interactions
** Grant-funded support; scholarships are available for financial assistance. Please call our Reservation Team for more information (310) 548-7562.
Want your kids to take home some souvenirs but don't want to hassle going to the Gift Shop? Pre-order Aquarium treasure bags before your field trip with this handy Treasure Bag order form. Treasure bags are economical and convenient and will be ready for pick up on the day of your field trip.
Have a question? Please call 310-548-7562 or send us an email.

School Programs

Adventures of C. Weed the Snail: Grades PreK
Available during months of January, February and June

At Home in the Sea: Grades K - 1

Greatest Fish Story Ever Told: Grades 1 - 4

Treasures in the Tidepools: Grades 2 - 8

Thar She Blows! Whale of a Lesson: Grades 2 - 6

Fish Printing: Gyotaku in the Classroom: Grades 3 - 8

No Guts, No Glory: A Fish Dissection: Grades 3 - 8

Ten Arms and an Attitude: A Squid Dissection: Grades 3 - 8

What's Plankton Anyway?: Grades 3 - 6

Shark! It's OK to Go in the Water: Grades 3 - 6