The Oxnard College Marine Education Center and Aquarium is located at Fisherman's Wharf in Channel Islands Harbor.

Classes offered at the Marine Center include: Oceanography, Marine Biology, Geography, Environmental Studies, Aquaculture, Independent Studies, Art History, and Math. For more information about the Oxnard College Marine Center, please call: (805) 678-5803 or email

 The Mission of the Channel Islands Marine Education Center and Aquarium is to serve the needs of Ventura County through innovative marine science education programs that:
1. Provide elementary and secondary teachers and students with an understanding of and appreciation for the marine life of Southern California
2. Provide exemplary, innovative and accessible marine science educational programs to college and university students
3. Encourage active public participation in informed decision-making concerning the marine environment of southern California
4. Improve and enhance public awareness of the importance and value of the marine environments of Southern California


MEC at harbor with boat

The Oxnard College Marine Center and Aquarium is located in Fisherman's Wharf at Channel Islands Harbor.