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. Join us for these dynamic opportunities to explore the ocean.

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

Saturday, April 18

Traveling with Turtles

Sea turtles are found in every ocean except the Arctic. How do scientists assess population sizes of these far ranging, highly mobile animals? Join us for SEA Days and meet a researcher who does just that! Discover what tools are used in the field to aid in the conservation of these important, well-traveled animals.

Saturday, May 16

Turtle Detectives

Turtle bones produce annual growth rings, much like a tree. by taking a closer look at these rings, local scientists are able to provide a multi-year record of facts such as a turtle's location, age size and even its diet. At SEA Days, view bone samples and learn how these "turtle detectives" do their work! 

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