Holiday Night Lights

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

Light Up the Holiday Season with Creatures that Glow

December 14, 2017
6-9 p.m. 

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 with BioPop. 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 darkest 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.
  • Listen to short talks by Scripps scientists as they discuss the magic behind living light.
  • Visit our new Penguin Palooza for interactive stories and penguin activities.
  • 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. 

Price: Pre-Purchase*

Public

Adults: $18.50
Children (ages 3-17): $14
Children (ages 2 and under): Free

Members**

Adults: $10
Children (ages 3-17): $5
Children (ages 2 and under): Free

Pre-Purchase Tickets

Price: Walk-Up/Door*

Adults: $20.00
Children (ages 3-17): $15
Children (ages 2 and under): Free

 

*This is a special after-hours event.  General admission discounts and coupons do not apply.
**Member discount is available only for pre-purchase tickets, which are sold online.  

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

BioPop // Magic Hands from BioPop on Vimeo.

Upcoming Events

Sun, December 17 2:00 pm - 2:30 pm Holiday Afternoon Kelp Forest Dive Show
Sun, December 17 10:30 am - 11:00 am Holiday Morning Kelp Forest Dive Show
Sun, December 17 9:00 am - 5:00 pm Seas 'n' Greetings
Sun, December 17 12:30 pm - 3:00 pm Live Music at Seas 'n' Greetings
Mon, December 18 9:00 am - 5:00 pm Seas 'n' Greetings
Tue, December 19 12:30 pm - 1:00 pm Holiday Kelp Forest Dive Show
Tue, December 19 9:00 am - 5:00 pm Seas 'n' Greetings
Wed, December 20 9:00 am - 5:00 pm Seas 'n' Greetings
Thu, December 21 12:30 pm - 1:00 pm Holiday Kelp Forest Dive Show
Thu, December 21 9:00 am - 5:00 pm Seas 'n' Greetings
Fri, December 22 9:00 am - 5:00 pm Seas 'n' Greetings
Sat, December 2 2:00 pm - 2:30 pm Holiday Afternoon Kelp Forest Dive Show
Sat, December 2 10:30 am - 11:00 am Holiday Morning Kelp Forest Dive Show
Sat, December 2 9:00 am - 5:00 pm Seas 'n' Greetings
Sat, December 2 10:00 am - 10:45 am Seas 'n' Greetings Hullabaloo Performance

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