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…

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.

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