The Ellen Browning Scripps Pier.
Full Moon Pier Walk
A warm night lit by a full moon is the perfect time to explore one of
La Jolla's most prominent landmarks. The Ellen Browning Scripps Memorial Pier, usually closed to the public,
is used by scientists, students and aquarium staff for a variety of
research projects. It also serves as a platform to collect local marine
life and deploy small boats and oceanographic instruments.
During this moonlit walk along the entire 1,090-foot concrete pier, aquarium naturalists will teach participants about the structure's history, and guide them as they dissect a squid, make marine organisms glow in the dark, collect plankton, observe ocean conditions and study the nocturnal habits of marine life. A brief tour of the Scripps Oceanography campus is included in this jam-packed night of fun and exploration. Ages 9+ (Ages 9-13 must be accompanied by a paid adult) .For a sneak peek at the view from the Scripps Pier, see the Scripps Pier Cam.
Join us for the first Full-Moon Pier Walk on June 22 to experience a "Super Moon"— the moon's closest point to Earth during the year.
Pre-purchase Required: Call 858-534-7336 or online.