Full Moon Pier Walk

09/14/2016 - 6:00pm


A warm night lit by a full moon is the perfect time to explore one of La Jolla’s most prominent landmarks. The Ellen Browning Scripps Memorial Pier, normally closed to the public, is used by scientists, students, and aquarium staff for a variety of research projects. It also serves as a platform to collect local marine life and deploy small boats and oceanographic instruments.

During this program you will discover the 100-year history of pier-based data collection at Scripps while walking along the Scripps pier on an exclusive moonlit tour. Collect plankton, learn about bioluminescent organisms, and explore current research while engaging in hands-on activities. Ages 9+ (Ages 9-13 must be accompanied by a paid adult). For a sneak peek at the view from the Scripps Pier, see the Scripps Pier Cam.


Pre-purchase Required: Call 858-534-7336 or register online
Members: $25, Public: $30  

Fall Season Pier Walks

Fall program time: 6-7:30pm

Wednesday, September 14
Thursday, September 15
Friday, September 16

Thursday, October 13
Friday, October 14
Saturday, October 15
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Birch Aquarium
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