Scripps Institution of Oceanography/University of California, San Diego
Experience Science, Exploration, & Adventure for all ages this winter at Birch Aquarium at Scripps. SEA Days features multi-generational learning about cutting-edge research at Scripps Institution of Oceanography, UC San Diego. Monthly events focus on current ocean topics with hands-on exploration, special activities, and the opportunity to interact with Scripps Oceanography scientists.
SEA Days also provides an ideal venue for students, scouts, and others to meet requirements for “Interview a Scientist” or career-day projects.
Programs are included with aquarium admission and take place from 11 a.m. – 3 p.m. on the third Saturday of each month. Join us for these dynamic opportunities to explore the ocean!
Saturday, December 21
Whale of a Tail
Get up close to real whale baleen and learn why these mega marine mammals swim more than 10,000 miles each year! Join Scripps Oceanography scientists as they share stories of their current cetacean research.
Saturday, January 18
Underwater Parks Day
Join us as we celebrate the fourth annual Underwater Parks Day. Meet animals that live in our local La Jolla Ecological Reserve, learn about the importance of our underwater treasures, and explore the best ways to enjoy our underwater parks!
Saturday, February 15
Sound travels faster in water than on land, and scientists use this to their advantage. By listening to whale acoustics, Scripps Oceanography researchers are able to track whale population abundances, seasonality, and behaviors. Meet some of these whale researchers and hear about their work at this family-friendly event.
About Birch Aquarium at Scripps
Birch Aquarium at Scripps is the public exploration center for the world-renowned Scripps Institution of Oceanography at UC San Diego. Perched on a bluff overlooking the Pacific Ocean, the aquarium features more than 60 habitats of fish and invertebrates from the cold waters of the Pacific Northwest to the tropical waters of Mexico and beyond. An interactive museum showcases research discoveries by Scripps scientists on climate, earth and ocean science and features five dozen interactive elements. Accredited by the Association of Zoos and Aquariums, Birch Aquarium has an annual attendance of more than 405,000, including 42,000 school children.
Location: 2300 Expedition Way, La Jolla, Calif.
Hours: 9 a.m.-5 p.m. daily
$17 Adult (18+)
$14 Teen (13-17)
$12.50 Child (3-12)
$13 Senior (60+)
$11 UCSD student/staff w/ID
$12 College Student w/ID
Free Ages 2 and under
Directions: From Interstate 5, exit at La Jolla Village Drive.
West one mile. Left on Expedition Way.
Parking: Birch Aquarium offers three-hour courtesy parking.