Experience Science, Exploration and Adventure for all ages this winter at Birch Aquarium at Scripps. SEA Days features multi-generational learning about cutting-edge Scripps Institution of Oceanography research. Monthly events focus on current ocean topics with hands-on exploration, special activities and a chance 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!
Try to spot gray whales from Birch Aquarium's outdoor Tide-Pool Plaza during SEA Days in December.
Saturday, Dec. 15
Whale of a Tail
Discover Science, Exploration & Adventure and watch for the gray whale migration from the aquarium's Tide-Pool Plaza. 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 research.
Saturday, Jan. 19
Underwater Parks Day
Celebrate the fifth 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, Feb. 16
What do algae, crabs and jellies have in common? Believe it or not, these ocean-dwelling organisms spend either a portion of-or their entire lives-as plankton. Celebrate these amazing "drifters" and meet Scripps Oceanography researchers at this family-friendly event.
Scripps Institution of Oceanography at the University of California San Diego, is one of the oldest, largest, and most important centers for global science research and education in the world. Now in its second century of discovery, the scientific scope of the institution has grown to include biological, physical, chemical, geological, geophysical, and atmospheric studies of the earth as a system. Hundreds of research programs covering a wide range of scientific areas are under way today on every continent and in every ocean. The institution has a staff of more than 1,400 and annual expenditures of approximately $195 million from federal, state, and private sources. Scripps operates oceanographic research vessels recognized worldwide for their outstanding capabilities. Equipped with innovative instruments for ocean exploration, these ships constitute mobile laboratories and observatories that serve students and researchers from institutions throughout the world. Birch Aquarium at Scripps serves as the interpretive center of the institution and showcases Scripps research and a diverse array of marine life through exhibits and programming for more than 430,000 visitors each year. Learn more at scripps.ucsd.edu and follow us at Facebook, Twitter, and Instagram.
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