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Malibu Lagoon Together

Malibu Lagoon Together combines a science-based outdoor education experience with an afternoon at the beach!

The RCD is inviting students and their families to explore and enjoy Malibu Lagoon State Beach with us! Learn about the amazing things this special place has to offer as RCD Educators take you bird watching, explore native fish, help you identify lagoon plants, test the quality of lagoon waters and finally lead you on a beach scavenger hunt!

After the education portion concludes, you and your family are free to take advantage of RCD provided beach toys and games and enjoy the rest of the afternoon on one of LA’s most iconic and beautiful beaches. Lunch will be provided!

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This program is completely free, all you have to do is sign up! The goal of this program is to create more equitable access to outdoor spaces so preference will be given to students and families belonging to *priority communities and on a first-come-first-served basis, so reserve your spot as soon as you can.

We are providing reimbursement for transportation, please let us know if you’re interested in taking advantage of this service.

Learn more before you go

Feel free to utilize the links below to learn more about the lagoon before your trip!

Animals of Malibu Lagoon

Check out this Google Slide deck and learn about the different birds and fish you can see at Malibu Lagoon.

Plants of Malibu Lagoon

Check out this Google Slide deck and discover which plants you may see at Malibu Lagoon.

Why Test Water Quality?

Learn how to test water quality and why it is important when assessing the health of the lagoon.

Public Transportation to the Beach

Utilize the following website to find a public transportation route to LA beaches no matter where you are: Rome2Rio

Big Blue Bus Routes

Find your way to Santa Monica beaches from the Greater Westside region of LA County: https://www.bigbluebus.com/

Beach Bus

Find your way to Santa Monica beaches from cities throughout LA County: LA County Public Works Beach Bus Website

Topanga Beach Bus

Get to Topanga from Santa Monica & Woodland Hills year-round via this special service Beach Bus: LA County Public Works Topanga Beach Bus Website

Affordable Parking Tips

Get tips on how to find affordable parking next time you visit beaches throughout LA: Parking Tips

*Thanks to a grant from the State Coastal Conservancy, these programs are completely free for priority communities such as lower-income individuals and households, people with disabilities, people of color, immigrant communities, foster youth, and others.