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Join an exciting day of activity to celebrate caring for the Earth.
Celebrate Endangered Species Day by learning about marine animals that have been designated by the United States as endangered and how they are fairing today.
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.
On the first Saturday of each month, join Cabrillo Marine Aquarium educators and volunteers in a beach cleanup, clearing the shore of marine debris.
Watch the captivating grunion come up on the beach to spawn. Learn about the interesting mating rituals and biology of this curious fish.
Visit the Aquarium and celebrate the ocean and share how important it is in our lives. Family-oriented activities like arts and crafts, scavenger hunts, animal stories, a close-up look of baby animals and more.
Cabrillo Marine Explore the ocean at "see" level. Kids will hear and tell stories, scamper like crabs, touch sea animals, make a take-home project and explore the many wonders of the sea in the Aquarium and in the lab.
Pile some sand, add some water, do a little shaping and presto! Your very own sandcastle. Bring your shovel and a bucket, and come on down for some sandy fun.
Join Cabrillo Marine Aquarium educators for a series of hands-on after-school marine science adventures. Opportunities may include observing animal behavior; exploring rocky shore tide pools; discovering the wonders of the salt marsh; examining nature through microscopes and much more!
Stop by during Sea Otter Awareness Week and learn more about their insides and outsides, their important role in California’s kelp forest ecosystem, the animals they eat and other fascinating sea otter facts.
Join Cabrillo Marine Aquarium for a fun-filled day of music, games, contests, exhibits, arts and crafts
Sea Scare is washing ashore with lots of thrills and chills. Put on your favorite costume and join in on the masquerade of ghosts and goblins for a frightfully good time for the whole family!
Enjoy ocean-related walking activities and an informative slide show presentation at the Cabrillo Marine Aquarium.
Join Cabrillo Marine Aquarium in learning about the Marine Protected Areas (MPAs) in Southern California. These areas, like parks on land, protect underwater marine resources for future generations to enjoy. Speakers, presentations, interactive activities and handouts will be available so visitors can learn more.
The annual festival celebrates and explores the migration of the gray whale, featuring a life-size gray whale sand sculpture, and lots more!
February 20: Learn about the animals that call the Rocky Intertidal their home! This informative class designed for families and led by CMA education staff, will introduce you to the amazing animals that have adapted to live in the dynamic rocky shore habitat.