Explore cutting-edge Scripps Oceanography research during SEA Days.

SEA Days

Experience Science, Exploration & Adventure!

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 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.

 Read our blog for Q&As with featured SEA Days scientists.

Saturday, August 15

Shark Summer: Meet the Locals

For more than seven years, Scripps Oceanographer Andy Nosal has been studying the secret lives of local leopard sharks. Join us for a special event with this leopard shark expert, listen to his recent discoveries in the field, and learn about future research goals at La Jolla Shores and beyond.

Saturday, September 19

Fishy Friends

Fish come in many shapes in sizes, are capable of living in all kinds of habitats and are a very diverse group of animals. To date over 30,000 species of fish have been identified and names, leaving hundreds of new species to be discovered every year! Meet a local scientist who studies fish and their unique adaptation that allow them to thrive. Saturday

Saturday, October 17

Sustainable Seas

This October we are celebrating National Seafood Month. This is a time to highlight smart seafood choices, sustainable fisheries and the health benefits of eating a diet rich in seafood. Join us as we explore these topics with local researchers and more.

Saturday, November 24

Kelp Kornucopia

Celebrate a harvest of kelp. Uncover the ways that people and ocean animals depend on kelp, an amazing seaweed. Meet Scripps coastal researchers, watch an interactive kelp tank dive show, and get your hands slimy with real kelp.

SEA Days are free with aquarium admission and always free for members. Not a member? Join today!