Dates: June 16, July 14 & 15, Aug. 12 & 13
Time: 7-9:30 p.m.
Dates: Sept. 11 & 12, Oct. 10 & 11
Time: 6-8:30 p.m.
Cost: $25 per person Ages: 9+ (minors must be accompanied by a paid adult)
RSVP Required: 858-534-7336 or online.
A warm night lit by a full moon is the perfect time to explore one of La Jolla's most prominent landmarks - the Scripps Pier. Join Birch Aquarium at Scripps Institution of Oceanography, UC San Diego, to experience this rare opportunity. The Ellen Browning Scripps Memorial Pier, typically 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 moonlit walk along the entire 1,090-foot concrete pier, aquarium naturalists will teach participants about the structure's history, and guide them as they dissect a squid, make marine organisms glow in the dark, collect plankton, observe ocean conditions and study the nocturnal habits of marine life. A tour of the Scripps Oceanography campus is included in this jam-packed night of fun and exploration.
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 the Caribbean. An interactive museum showcases research discoveries by Scripps scientists on climate, Earth and ocean science. Accredited by the Association of Zoos and Aquariums, Birch Aquarium has an annual attendance of more than 410,000, including 45,000 school children.