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  • The Floating Lab Floats On

    The Floating Lab Floats On

    This past week the Central Coast Aquarium debuted their first Floating Lab of the year in style thanks to the generous donation of new life jackets from PG&E’s Diablo Canyon Power Plant.

  • Mommies and Guppies: Octopus

    Mommies and Guppies: Octopus

    Monday, February 23rd 10:00 AM - Noon

    Mommies and Guppies Octopus Edition is happening on February 23rd from 10:00 AM - Noon. Join us for a fun morning at the aquarium filled with story time, arts and crafts, animal interactions, and sing-alongs! See you there!

  • Sharks After Dark with Brian Hatfield

    Sharks After Dark with Brian Hatfield

    Friday, February 27th 6:00 - 8:00 PM

    Spend an evening exploring the Aquarium after hours, enjoying wine and appetizers, and an exclusive presentation by USGS Sea Otter Scientist, Brian Hatfield. Currently, Brian coordinates the range-wide sea otter surveys in California, including those at San Nicolas Island, and the sea otter stranding network. Gain an understanding of sea otter biology, current status, and trends of the southern sea otter population.

    Space is limited, reservations are required. Contact Taylor Bodine at This email address is being protected from spambots. You need JavaScript enabled to view it. OR (805) 595-7280

  • Sixteen New Legs Join the Aquarium!

    Sixteen New Legs Join the Aquarium!

    Saturday, January 24th

    We are excited to announce that two new faces and sixteen suction-cupped legs are joining the Central Coast Aquarium, two Giant Pacific Octopuses!

Marine Science School Programs

The Central Coast Aquarium is excited to kick off our 2014/2015 school program year and we look forward to teaching your classes preK-12th about the incredible ocean and the life within. Don't miss out on an exciting opportunity to participate in our popular Marine Science School Programs!

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