Cabrillo Marine Aquarium

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Channel Islands Adventure: Anacapa Island  Arrow
Discover the wonders of the Channel Islands as you join CMA educators on an adventure to Anacapa Island, part of the Channel Islands National Marine Sanctuary. During the crossing we'll watch for...

Sunday, June 4, 2023 • 9:00 AM - 4:00 PM


Meet the Grunion  Arrow
Watch silvery fish come up on the beach to spawn! Learn about the interesting mating rituals and growth of this curious fish. The Aquarium opens at 8pm followed by guided observation at the beach.

Monday, June 5, 2023 • 8:00 PM - 11:55 PM


Salt Marsh Open House  Arrow
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,...

Saturday, June 10, 2023 • 1:00 PM - 3:00 PM


Animal Identification and Nature Journaling  Arrow
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.


Sunday, June 11, 2023 • 1:00 PM - 3:00 PM


Tales Between the Tides (3 to 5-year-olds) - Session 1  Arrow
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 15 and Friday, June 16

All classes will be...

Thursday, June 15, 2023 • 10:00 AM - 12:00 PM


Sensory Sensitive Saturdays  Arrow
Spend some quiet time enjoying the Cabrillo Marine Aquarium on Sensory Sensitive Saturdays, the third Saturday of each month, from 10am to 12pm.

Visit the Welcome Booth for sensory bags equipped...

Saturday, June 17, 2023 • 10:00 AM - 12:00 PM