Celebrate SEA Days at Birch Aquarium!

birchaquariumCelebrate SEA Days this Fall at Birch Aquarium at Scripps! Experience Science, Exploration and Adventure for all ages this fall at Birch Aquarium at Scripps. SEA Days features multi-generational learning about cutting-edge research at Scripps Institution of Oceanography, UC San Diego. 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 11am–3pm on the third Saturday of each month. Join us for these dynamic opportunities to explore the ocean!

Saturday, Sept. 17, 2011
Snapshots of Scripps Science

Discover Science, Exploration & Adventure as we reveal Scripps discoveries through the camera lens and welcome back special partner, Canon. Test top-of-the-line digital camera equipment inside the aquarium, get tips on underwater and no-flash photography from experts and make a photo craft to take home. Meet Scripps researchers Brad Erisman and Octavio Aburto-Oropeza as they share stories from their new book, Log of the Deep Sea: An
Expedition to the Gulf of California. Books in English and Spanish will be available for purchase in the Book & Gift Shop.

Saturday, Oct. 15, 2011
‘Solar’brations

October is Solar Energy month! Celebrate the many benefits of solar energy as you learn why this clean energy resource is so important to the health of our ocean. Explore hands-on energy activities and projects for kids of all ages.

Saturday, Nov. 19, 2011
Kelp Kornucopia

Celebrate a harvest of kelp. Uncover the ways that people and ocean animals depend on kelp, an amazing seaweed. Meet Scripps coastal researchers, watch an interactive Kelp Tank Feeding Show and get your hands slimy with real kelp.

Not familiar with Birch Aquarium at Scripps? Birch 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 the Caribbean. An interactive museum showcases research discoveries by Scripps scientists on climate, earth and ocean science. Accredited by the Association of Zoos and Aquariums, Birch Aquarium has an annual attendance of more than 410,000, including 45,000 school children.

Location: 2300 Expedition Way, La Jolla, Calif.
Phone: 858-534-FISH
Website: aquarium.ucsd.edu
Facebook: Birch Aquarium on Facebook
Twitter: @birch_aquarium
Hours: 9am-5pm daily
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.

Admission:
$14 Adult, 18+
$10 Senior, 60+
$9.50 Youth, 3-17
Free Children, 2 and under
Free Scripps Oceanographic Society Members