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Nov 18, 2016–May 31, 2017 at 9:00 am

Expedition at Sea: Sally Ride at Birch Aquarium at Scripps


Combining science, art, and technology — along with hands-on learning for young aquarium guests — Expedition at Sea will provide a new lens through which visitors of all ages can connect with the global research activities of Scripps Oceanography scientists.

Through the gallery, guests experience the sights and sounds of life and work aboard a research vessel at sea by taking a virtual tour of R/V Sally Ride; exploring seafloor mapping through augmented reality; immersing themselves in a 33-foot-long projected triptych showcasing images from R/V Sally Ride; and discovering specimens retrieved from the depths of the ocean during Scripps Oceanography’s 100-plus years of exploration.

Young learners can dress like ocean-going scientists, listen to stories from the ship’s crew, touch deep-ocean artifacts; and sort plankton (like the scientists are doing onboard R/V Sally Ride).

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Date and Time

Nov 18, 2016–May 31, 2017
9:00 am–5:54 pm


Birch Aquarium at Scripps

Event Registration

Registration is not required for this event.

Event Fee

Included with aquarium admission


Birch Aquarium    858-534-3474


Faculty, Staff, Students, The General Public

Event Host

Birch Aquarium

Event Category

Concerts, Performances and Exhibitions