Experience Science, Exploration & Adventure for all ages this spring 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!
Saturday, March 16
Birds of the Sea
Come explore amazing ocean-going birds and discover how adaptations allow them to survive in a watery world. Meet Scripps Institution of Oceanography scientists studying birds, learn about amazing migrations and find out the best spots to catch a glimpse of these amazing creatures.
Saturday, April 20
Party for the Planet
You are cordially invited to a Party for the Planet! Since more than 70 percent of Earth is covered in water, the guest of honor will be the world's oceans. Join us at this family-friendly event during which we'll recognize Earth Day through hands-on activities, scientific exploration and crafts.
Saturday, May 18
Breathing in Climate Change
Celebrate the American Lung Association's Clean Air Month with a climate-themed event. Uncover the link between air pollution and climate change as Scripps Institution of Oceanography researchers demonstrate real-time experiments at this 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 436,000, including 40,000 school children.
Location: 2300 Expedition Way, La Jolla, Calif.
Hours: 9 a.m.-5 p.m. daily
$14 Adult, 18+
$10 Senior, 60+
$9.50 Youth, 3-17
Free Children, 2 and under
Free Aquarium Members
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.