Pier Walks

Explore Scripps Pier by the light of the full moon

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, normally 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 program you will discover the 100-year history of pier-based data collection at Scripps while walking along the Scripps Pier on an exclusive moonlit tour. Collect plankton, learn about bioluminescent organisms, and explore current research while engaging in hands-on activities.

Ages 9+ (minors must be accompanied by a paid adult). For a sneak peek at the view from the Scripps Pier, see the Scripps Oceanography Pier Cam.

Full Moon Pier Walks do not meet at Birch Aquarium.

Price 

Birch Aquarium Members: $30
Public: $35
Pre-purchase required.

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Upcoming Events

Wed, June 27 7:00 pm - 8:30 pm Full Moon Pier Walk
Thu, June 28 7:00 pm - 8:30 pm Full Moon Pier Walk
Fri, July 27 7:00 pm - 8:30 pm Full Moon Pier Walk
Sat, July 28 7:00 pm - 8:30 pm Full Moon Pier Walk
Sat, August 25 7:00 pm - 8:30 pm Full Moon Pier Walk
Sun, August 26 7:00 pm - 8:30 pm Full Moon Pier Walk
Mon, September 24 6:00 pm - 7:30 pm Full Moon Pier Walk
Tue, September 25 6:00 pm - 7:30 pm Full Moon Pier Walk
Wed, October 24 6:00 pm - 7:30 pm Full Moon Pier Walk
Thu, October 25 6:00 pm - 7:30 pm Full Moon Pier Walk

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