Special Grunion Fish-tival will be taking place at
When: Friday, March 22, 2019, from 8:00 pm to 11:30 pm.
Come in style to the Grunion Fish-tival! Wear a grunion-themed aluminium 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. During the month of March, grunion may be taken by hand only. Spend a night sitting on Southern California’s sandy shore waiting for the “grunion run.” Grunions are small sardine-size fish of the silversides family, which are among the few species of fish that actually come ashore to lay their eggs on sandy beaches. They are found from Southern California south to Baja California and arrive at night after the high tide around the new moon and full moon. Cabrillo Beach is one of the better places to observe the fish. 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 8:00 pm and an auditorium program begin at 9:00, followed by guided observation at the beach. You must arrive before 9:00 pm to see the movie. You must have a valid 2019 California fishing license if you are 16 or older. Warm clothing and a flashlight are recommended. Cost: $ 5 for Adults and $ 1 for Kids.