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, November 21

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.

Saturday, December 19

Polar Express

Meet Scripps researchers who are trying to understand ice in far off places. Hear about their travels, learn about the equipment they use, and appreciate just how important ice is.

Saturday, January 16

Whale Tales

Whales are a diverse group of animals that have fascinated people for thousands of years. At this family-friendly event, meet a Scripps Oceanography scientist and find out about current whale research.

Saturday, February 20

Ocean Love

Love is in the air - and the ocean - this month. It's the time of year when whales are calving, birds are nesting, and fish are spawning. Join us as we learn about ocean "love" from experts at Scripps Institution of Oceanography. 

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