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, August 20
Century Celebrations

Since 1916, data on ocean conditions and plankton have been measured from the pier, providing unparalleled information on changes in the coastal Pacific Ocean. Celebrate the 100th anniversary of this invaluable resource.

Saturday, September 17
Mollusk Madness
Octopuses are considered some of the most intelligent of all invertebrates. They're curious, use tools, and are masters of camouflage. Local researchers will be on hand to answer your burning Octopus questions...and we know you have them.

Saturday, October 15
Small Animal, Big Appetite

Imagine if you had to eat in water...that wouldn't be an easy task! Animals, including Mantis Shrimp, eat every meal while submerged and have come up with unique adaptations to be more successful whilst dining. Meet local scientists who study these small invertebrates and their unusual feeding habits.

Saturday, November 19
Kelp Kornucopia

Celebrate a harvest of Kelp. Uncover the ways that people and ocean animals depend on Kelp, an amazing seaweed. Meet Scripps coastal researchers, watch an interactive Kelp Tank Dive Show, and get your hands slimy with real Kelp.

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