The Cabrillo High School Aquarium is hosting its first Open House of the school year on Wednesday, Sept. 26.
The student-run aquarium boasts more than two-dozen live exhibits and one of the largest jellyfish displays on the Central Coast.
Wednesday’s open house will focus on the Channel Islands.
"We realize how important it is to save our oceans and spread that to other people walking through the Cabrillo High School Aquarium," said Kailey McNamee, Cabrillo High School senior. "Some people have never even gone to the beach or the ocean and it’s our goal to show them how wonderful and truly inspiring it is."
The community is invited to this free, kid-friendly event. It takes place from 6-8 p.m. The high school is located at 4350 Constellation Rd. in Lompoc.
The Cabrillo High School Aquarium also just launched a fundraising campaign for its new Interactive Tidepool Project. The aquarium is hoping to raise $250,000 to replace and upgrade its touch tanks and life support systems.