Cabrillo Aquarium hosts annual family festival.

Time for Sea Fair

Fans can celebrate the bounty of the sea with fun-in-the-sun games at Cabrillo Marine Aquarium’s Autumn Sea Fair, set for 10 a.m. to 3 p.m. Sunday, Oct. 6.

Children of all ages will enjoy ocean-related activities throughout the day, including face-painting, origami lessons and gyotaku, the Japanese art of fish printing. Guests can dig out their inner pirate and join in the search for a buried treasure, learn how to cast a fishing rod, and use recycled materials we provide to compete in the Ocean Monster costume contest.

Dozens of local marine-related organizations will be on-hand to share their information and activities. Guests can enjoy live music, including the Japanese drum troop Kokoro Taiko and Frankie and Rufus, and can participate in a family bird walk, Tidepool Walk and watch “Scuba Mike” demonstrate equipment used by scuba divers — the opportunities for fun are endless!

Cabrillo’s Southern California Marine Life Exhibit Hall will have 36 aquariums — live exhibits full of the natural beauty that exists in the watery world of the Pacific Ocean. The Aquatic Nursery will have a research laboratory on display. The Exploration Center features sense of discovery and the Marine Research Library contains materials on everything from anemones to zooplankton, for children and adults.

The annual Sea Fair is a celebration of marine life and community spirit. This annual event is free. Parking is available at Cabrillo Beach for just $1 per hour.

The aquarium is at 3720 Stephen M. White Dr. in San Pedro and is a Rec and Parks facility with support from Friends of Cabrillo Marine Aquarium.

Information: (310) 548-7562 or