Thursday, November 8, 2012
Celebrate 'SEA Days' this Winter at Birch Aquarium at Scripps
Family-friendly programs focus on gray whales, underwater parks and plankton
Scripps Institution of Oceanography / University of California, San Diego
Experience Science, Exploration and Adventure for all ages this winter at Birch Aquarium at Scripps. SEA Days features multi-generational learning about cutting-edge Scripps Institution of Oceanography research. Monthly events focus on current ocean topics with hands-on exploration, special activities and a chance to interact with Scripps Oceanography scientists.
SEA Days also provides an ideal venue for students, scouts and others to meet requirements for "Interview a Scientist" or career-day projects.
Programs are included with aquarium admission and take place from 11 a.m.-3 p.m. on the third Saturday of each month. Join us for these dynamic opportunities to explore the ocean!
Try to spot gray whales from Birch Aquarium's outdoor Tide-Pool Plaza during SEA Days in December.
Saturday, Dec. 15
Whale of a Tail
Discover Science, Exploration & Adventure and watch for the gray whale migration from the aquarium's Tide-Pool Plaza. Get up close to real whale baleen and learn why these mega marine mammals swim more than 10,000 miles each year. Join Scripps Oceanography scientists as they share stories of their current research.
Saturday, Jan. 19
Underwater Parks Day
Celebrate the fifth annual Underwater Parks Day. Meet animals that live in our local La Jolla Ecological Reserve, learn about the importance of our underwater treasures and explore the best ways to enjoy our underwater parks!
Jellies are one of the many marine animals that spend part of their lives as plankton.
Saturday, Feb. 16
What do algae, crabs and jellies have in common? Believe it or not, these ocean-dwelling organisms spend either a portion of-or their entire lives-as plankton. Celebrate these amazing "drifters" and meet Scripps Oceanography researchers at this family-friendly event.
About Birch Aquarium at ScrippsBirch Aquarium at Scripps is the public exploration center for the world-renowned Scripps Institution of Oceanography at UC San Diego. Perched on a bluff overlooking the Pacific Ocean, the aquarium features more than 60 habitats of fish and invertebrates from the cold waters of the Pacific Northwest to the tropical waters of Mexico and beyond. An interactive museum showcases research discoveries by Scripps scientists on climate, earth and ocean science and features five dozen interactive elements. Accredited by the Association of Zoos and Aquariums, Birch Aquarium has an annual attendance of more than 436,000, including 40,000 school children.
Location: 2300 Expedition Way, La Jolla, Calif.
Hours: 9 a.m.-5 p.m. daily
$14 Adult, 18+
$10 Senior, 60+
$9.50 Youth, 3-17
Free Children, 2 and under
Free Aquarium Members
Directions: From Interstate 5, exit at La Jolla Village Drive.
West one mile. Left on Expedition Way.
Parking: Birch Aquarium offers three-hour courtesy parking.
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