Cabrillo Marine Aquarium September 2019 Events

Cabrillo Marine Aquarium September 2019 Events

Palos Verdes homes owners have plenty of beach/sea events taking place this September right here on the Peninsula.  Listed below are just a few of this months activities:

Beach Clean Up will take place on Saturday, September 7, 2019, from 7:30 a.m. to 7:00 p.m.  Volunteers can join CMA Educators in a beach cleanup clearing the shore of marine debris.  Meet at the steps in front of the auditorium.

Fall Docent Training begins on Monday, September 9, 2019, from 9:00 a.m. to 1:00 p.m.  Docents guide schoolchildren on tours through the Exhibit Hall, provide information, and assist in activities relating to the exhibits.  After three months of training, docents will chose one morning per week to give guided tours.  A desire to learn about the ocean, an interest in children, and a willingness to work with CMA for two years are the primary qualifications.  Training begins on September 9, and is held every Monday through November 18, 2019.  A $30 fee covers training costs and the docent training manual.  Financial aid is available. Registration is required.  Please call Volunteer Coordinator Floyd Anderson at 310-548-7562 x229 or email

Walk Cabrillo will take place on Saturday, September 14, 2019, from 2:00 p.m. to 4:00 p.m.  Just pack a snack and join a walk guided by CMA’s Education staff.  You will start at the Aquarium courtyard, and visit the native garden, salt marsh, beaches and tide pools.  This event is free and open to all ages.

Salt Marsh Open House will take place on Sunday, September 22, 2019, from 1:00 p.m. to 3:00 p.m.  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.  This even is free and open to all ages.

Tide pool Walks will take place on Saturday, September 28, 2019, from 2:00 p.m. to 3:30 p.m and on Sunday, September 29, 2019, from 3:00 p.m. to 4:00 p.m.  CMA’s Educators will be conducting tours of the Point Fermin tide pools.  You will attend an informative slide show in the John M. Olguin Auditorium, then walk along the naturalist-led ramble on the rocks to see animals in their natural habitat.  Outdoor clothing and sneakers advised.  Young children must be accompanied by adults.  There is no fee for the tide pool walk.

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Cabrillo Marine Aquarium is located at 3720 Stephen M. White Drive, San Pedro.

Photo courtesy of Cabrillo Marine Aquarium

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