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.

 Read our blog for Q&As with featured SEA Days scientists.

Saturday, May 16

Turtle Detectives

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! 

Saturday, June 20

Shark Summer: Shark Celebration

Over 400 species of shark swim in the world's oceans. Enhance your knowledge of these spectacular fishes through hands-on activities. Meet local sharks and the Scripps scientists studying them to learn what you can do to protect these important predators.

Saturday, July 18

Shark Summer: 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 researchers to hear more about the value of shark research for informing and shaping fisheries policy.

Saturday, August 15

Shark Summer: Meet the Locals

For more than seven years, Scripps Oceanographer Andy Nosal has been studying the secret lives of local leopard sharks. Join us for a special event with this leopard shark expert, listen to his recent discoveries in the field, and learn about future research goals at La Jolla Shores and beyond.

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

 

 

 

 

 

 


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