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.


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


Unfortunately our 2017 Pier Walks season has come to an end.  Please note that this program is offered seasonally during the late summer to early fall.

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