Here is a message from Venice Oceanarium!

Did you know that just steps from the world-famous Venice Boardwalk, ecosystems teem with wildlife? Want to explore fascinating tide pools? Rare wetlands? Watch the elusive grunion spawn? (No, they’re not an urban legend!) The Venice Oceanarium is looking for volunteers who share their passion for the ocean to join their team. Learn more and sign up.

Like so many organizations, COVID-19 forced the Oceanarium to scale way back on its programming. But, undeterred, it utilized the downtime to brainstorm a full schedule of interactive events. “We’re delighted to be back on the Venice Pier soon and launch our new and exciting activities!” says Tim Rundnick, founder of the Venice Oceanarium. “We can’t wait to share our local treasures with even more Angelenos and visitors than pre-pandemic, whether in-person or virtually.” 

Share your passion for the ocean as a Volunteer Docent with the Venice Oceanarium!

Anyone and Everyone is welcome! No Marine Biology knowledge needed. We have plenty to share! Our Docent Training Program will provide you with great tools, resources and education. Bring a curious mind and your passion for the ocean.  

Lots of opportunities to get involved, including kids programs, oceanographic research, art projects, tech support, behind-the-scenes assistance. Plus you can make new friends and get cool Venice Oceanarium swag!


The Venice Oceanarium – A Museum Without Walls is a non-profit based in Venice Beach, California. Since 1995, their programs which integrate science with the arts, have inspired kids (of all ages) to appreciate the environment and become stewards of our precious oceans. These include the weekly marine biology pop-up labs on the Venice Pier, afterschool programs, Moby-Dick reading, popular grunion party, oceanography expeditions and more. 

Venice Oceanarium Founder, Tim Rudnick exploring the Tide Pools on Venice Beach.

A sneak peek of the sea life to discover and share as a Venice Oceanarium Docent.

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