Scripps Institution of Oceanography/University of California, San Diego
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 15
Join us for a day of family exploration as we learn about the impact of sea changes on corals. Through hands-on activities led by a Scripps researcher, discover how reefs and the organisms that depend on them are affected by ocean acidification and climate change.
Saturday, April 19
Party for the Planet
You are cordially invited to a Party for the Planet. Since over 70% of the Earth is covered in water, the guest of honor will be the world’s oceans! Join us at this family-friendly event where we recognize Earth Day through hands-on activities, scientific exploration, and crafts.
Saturday, May 17
Breathing in Climate Change
Celebrate Clean Air Month at this climate-themed event and uncover the link between pollution, climate change, and you. Join UC San Diego’s Center for Aerosol Impacts on Climate and the Environment as researchers demonstrate real-time experiments.
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 430,000, including 40,000 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.