Grunion Fishtival at Cabrillo. Come get fishy with us!

"! ! i wanted to do that . . . just not alone ! ! !"
"! ! i wanted to do that . . . just not alone ! ! !"
Public group

Cabrillo Marine Aquarium

3720 Stephen M White Dr · San Pedro, CA

How to find us

It will not be hard to spot us. I think somebody will have on a fish hat. Organizers will be posting their locations throughout the evening.

Location image of event venue


Moving to 2022. The 2021 will still be too many people too close and Rona-filled

Have you ever even heard of a Grunion? The are unique to SoCal

They are a small ocean going fish that spawn by running on the shore for what amounts to a giant fish orgy. And for this event we go and watch. I am not sure which element is more disturbing the that sentence. Whichever one is does not matter, . . . as the Cabrillo Marine Aquarium celebrates it all.

From March through July, Cabrillo Marine Aquarium presents special evening programs to introduce you to the unique and elusive grunion. On this eve, the Aquarium opens at 8 p.m. Guests must arrive before 9pm to participate in the full program in the auditorium, followed by a guided observation. Dress warmly and bring a flashlight to spot grunion at the beach. Program admission is $5 for adults and $1 children/seniors/students with I.D.

Buy tickets at the door or pre-purchase your tickets ahead to guarantee admission. Processing fees apply. Tix are $1 to $5 such a deal for such fishy fun.

Come in style to the Grunion Fish-tival! Wear a grunion-themed aluminum hat to greet the grunion and shield yourself from the cosmic rays of the moon. The best grunion-themed foil hats will win a prize!

Hatch grunion eggs, participate in grunion arts and crafts, watch a classic grunion video, interact with grunion researchers, touch live tidepool animals and see the many fish and other live animals in the Aquarium.

Don't miss your chance to test your GQ (Grunion Quotient), or guess what's in the Mystery Box! After participating in fun grunion activities, everyone will head to the beach to observe these enchanting fish. Warm clothing is recommended.