Birch Aquarium Opens Normally-Closed Pier For Exclusive Moonlit Tours!

The Ellen Browning Scripps Memorial Pier is normally closed to the public, but the Birch Aquarium is opening it select nights this summer for exclusive moonlit tours!

Picture you and your date (or your gal pals… your kids… really, this is perfect for everyone) strolling one of La Jolla’s most prominent landmarks on a warm night lit by a full moon…

https://www.instagram.com/p/-25T_OjSlx/?taken-by=birchaquarium

Sounds pretty dreamy!

The pier is normally reserved for use by scientists, students, and Birch 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 the moonlit stroll, you will discover the 100-year history of pier-based data collection, collect plankton, learn about bioluminescent organisms, and explore current research while engaging in hands-on activities.

Just find a night that works for you and reserve your spot now!

Full Moon Pier Walk Schedule:

  • Fri, July 7th, 7-8:30pm
  • Sat, July 8th, 7-8:30pm
  • Sat, August 5th, 7-8:30pm
  • Sun, August 6th, 7-8:30pm
  • Tue, September 5th, 6-7:30pm
  • Wed, September 6th, 6-7:30pm
  • Wed, October 4th, 6-7:30pm
  • Thu, October 5th, 6-7:30pm

So excited and finding it hard to wait? Get a sneak peek from the Scripps Oceanography Pier Cam to hold you over!

Tickets are $35 for the general public and $30 for aquarium members. Ages 9 and up are welcome. Minors must be accompanied by a paid adult.

Proceeds support exhibits and educational programming at Birch Aquarium at Scripps.

Share This Event
Event Details
The Latest
Oceanside Independence Parade
As we gear up for the annual Oceanside Independence Parade on Saturday, June 29, MainStreet Oceanside is proud to announce the 2024 Hometown Heroes honorees!...
Free Outdoor Movie Night With Moana at North City
Transport your family to the fictional island of Montinui for a free outdoor movie screening of Disney’s Moana! Free Outdoor Movie Night With Moana Movie...
After Pony Party at Rancho Valencia Resort
To kick-off race season in style this summer, Rancho Valencia Resort & Spa will once again host their annual exclusive After Pony Party—the official opening...
Del Mar Wine & Food Festival
Now in its second year, the Del Mar Wine and Food Festival is founded by influential locals, food and drink experts, and professional athletes to create...
San Diego Botanic Garden Summer Nights
San Diego Botanic Garden invites you to enjoy a vibrant summer schedule packed with exciting events as part of its highly anticipated Summer Nights. Every...
Ember & Rye steakhouse
Renowned steakhouse Ember & Rye is thrilled to announce its highly anticipated re-opening, with reservations available from June 22. In continued collaboration with acclaimed chef, restaurateur, author, and television personality Chef...
Event Details
Upcoming Events
San Diego Spirits Festival
October 19, 2024
2:00 pm
  • Museum of Contemporary Art San Diego
Mark your calendars! The San Diego Spirits Festival, the premier event for cocktail connoisseurs, returns for its 15th anniversary! Held at the stunning Museum of...
Belmont Park Community 5K
September 22, 2024
8:00 am
  • Belmont Park
The thrilling second annual Belmont Park Community 5K is here! The infectious enthusiasm of last year’s participants made it an absolute blast! This family-friendly event...
Frontwave Arena
September 17, 2024
8:00 pm
Prepare for a pop concert-style spectacle showcasing the athletic brilliance and championship journeys of Simone Biles and an exceptional squad of select dancers, embodying a...
Debuts
August 24, 2024
7:30 pm
  • California Center for the Arts
The Rosin Box Project’s 2024 Season: Exalt, continues with an evening of all new commissions from some of the most sought-after names in the industry...
Lemon Festival Chula Vista
August 17, 2024
11:00 am
  • Downtown Chula Vista
  • Third Avenue Village
Lemon lovers of San Diego are eagerly anticipating the return of this year’s 27th Annual Lemon Festival in Downtown Chula Vista! Third Avenue will be...
Event Search: