Pier Walks

Explore Scripps Pier by the light of the full moon

Pre-purchase required.

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 data 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.

For a sneak peek at the view from the Scripps Pier, see the Scripps Oceanography Pier Cam.

Minimum age for children is 9+ (minors must be accompanied by a paid adult). Full Moon Pier Walks do not meet at Birch Aquarium.


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

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