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, June 18
Surfin’ into Summer

Locals and visitors alike agree that nothing says summer in San Diego more than sun and surf.  At this family-friendly event, we’ll be celebrating the first day of summer and the science behind the waves we love so much. Sunscreen not required!

Saturday, July 16
Shark and Ray Day

Did you know that there are hundreds of species of sharks that swim the world’s oceans? Enhance your knowledge of these spectacular fish and their adaptations through hands-on activities. Meet local Scripps Oceanography researchers studying sharks and rays and learn what you can do to protect these important predators.

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.

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