Explore cutting-edge Scripps Oceanography research during 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.
also provides an ideal venue for students, scouts and others to meet
requirements for “Interview a Scientist” or career-day projects.
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, March 21
If you've ever spotted a turtle in local waters, it has likely been a Green Sea Turtle. This species has inhabited San Diego Bay since the mid-1800s, enjoying warm water and foraging in the eelgrass beds of the South Bay. Ever wondered what these turtles do all day? Find out from an area scientist who tracks their daily movements
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 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!