Holiday Night Lights

Let it glow! Let it glow! Let it glow! 

Light Up the Holiday Season with Creatures that Glow

December 15, 2016
6-9 p.m. 

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Bioluminescence is more than beautiful, it also helps creatures survive. Get hands on with glowing activities, meet scientists who study illuminating creatures, and create a glowing path on a bioluminescent carpet. Celebrate the season with living light! All ages welcome. 

At the Holiday Night Light Celebration you can: 

  • Learn about Fluorescence, Bioluminescence, and Phosphorescence through hands on activities and encounters with live creatures that glow.
  • Go on a “night dive” with Biopop.  Walk across a glowing carpet as you draw your name through a glowing sea of living light (see the videos below!). 
  • Walk through the Hall of Fishes and discover the animals that glow in the dark.  Uncover the many reasons why lights are important to animals in darkness. View specimens from the deepest parts of the ocean.
  • See our living touch pools in a whole new way by discovering the animals that glow in the dark. (Weather permitting)
  • Peer through microscopes to reveal the tiny organisms known collectively as Red Tide.
  • Immerse yourself in a large projection wall of glowing plankton as you learn how scientists study the bottom of the ocean.
  • Listen to a short talks by Scripps scientists as they discuss the magic behind living light.
  • Visit our new Winter Wonderland for interactive stories and an up close look at real ice cores.
  • Create a special anglerfish craft that you can take home.
  • Views lights in and around the aquarium.
  • Visit the Birch Aquarium Gift Shop until 8 p.m. 
  • Grab a bite at Splash Cafe. 

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Birch Aquarium Member Prices
Adults: $10
Children (3-17, under 2 free): $5

Adults: $18.50
Children (3-17, under 2 free): $14

Adults: $20.00
Children (3-17, under 2 free): $15

*This is a special after hours event.  General admission discounts and coupons do not apply.

BioPop Bluem Bioluminescent Carpet will be at Holliday Night Lights

Bluem Carpet from BioPop on Vimeo.

Write your Name in a Glowing Sea of Living Light with BioPop Magic Hands

BioPop // Magic Hands from BioPop on Vimeo.

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