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.

Check out the Birch Aquarium Blog for interviews with SEA Days Scientists

Saturday, February 20

Ocean Love

Love is in the air - and the ocean - this month. It's the time of year when whales are calving, birds are nesting, and fish are spawning. Join us as we learn about ocean "love" from experts at Scripps Institution of Oceanography. 

Saturday, March 19

World Water Day
You are cordially invited to celebrate World Water Day with us! Since more than 70 percent of of the earth is covered in water, the guest of honor will be the ocean. Join us at this family-friendly event as we recognize our greatest liquid resource through hands on activities, science exploration, and crafts.

Saturday, April 16

Earth Day
Since 1970 the world has celebrated Earth Day by demonstrating support for environmental protection. Join us as we bring together local researchers, non-profits, and hands on activities to dive deeper into understanding terrestrial and marine conservation.

Saturday, May 21

Birds of a Feather
To celebrate Migratory Bird Day, discover some amazing ocean going birds and explore how adaptations allow them to survive in a watery world. Meet local scientists, learn about birds' lengthy migrations, and find out the best spot to catch a glimpse of these impressive creatures.


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