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 more about SEA Days.

Saturday, Sept. 20

Plankton Power

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 again!

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

Kelp Kornucopia

Celebrate 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.