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 more about SEA Days.
Saturday, Aug. 16
Sharks on the Line
As sharks are fished in record numbers and their populations
continue to decline, protecting these key predators is more important
than ever. Meet local researcher Dovi Kacev (former Scripps Oceanography field technician and current Ph.D. candidate
at San Diego State University) to hear more about the value of shark
research to informing and shaping fisheries policy.
Saturday, Sept. 20
Plankton are found in almost every body of water on the planet. However,
these organisms are often too small to see with the naked eye. Join us for this
family-friendly day when Scripps Oceanography scientists from Jaffe Laboratory
will be on hand to show you these tiny critters with the help of their
groundbreaking 3D microscope. You’ll never look at the ocean the same way
Saturday, Oct. 18
All Shook Up
October is Earthquake Safety Month at
Birch Aquarium. Earthquakes can be unpredictable, but education and preparedness
can help you understand what to do when one hits. Participate in hands-on
activities and learn from Scripps scientists who will showcase their seismic
research. Shake up your Saturday!
Saturday, Nov. 15
a harvest of kelp. Uncover ways that people and ocean animals depend on kelp,
an amazing seaweed found in underwater forests off La Jolla and featured on
Birch Aquarium’s logo. Meet Scripps coastal researchers, watch an interactive
kelp tank feeding show, and get your hands slimy with real kelp.