Children will take part in a fishy scavenger hunt, get faces painted, and vote for the name of a new deep-sea worm as part of Birch Aquarium at Scripps Institution of Oceanography’s celebration of World Oceans Day.
The aquarium is located at UC San Diego.
The celebration will start Saturday, June 4 with Dr. Seuss’ One, Two, Three & the Seas. The event combines ocean preservation and education with the silliness of Dr. Seuss. The activities are free with paid admission to the aquarium and run from 11 a.m. to 3 p.m.
Guests will take part in a scavenger hunt while learning about unusual fishes. At 11:30 a.m. and 1 p.m. award-winning pianist Hei-ock Kim and storyteller Jonathan Reinstein will combine to tell Dr. Seuss’ story “McElligot’s Pool”.
The World Oceans/Seussical celebration continues to Wednesday, June 8 where guests will hear Dr. Seuss stories at 11:30 a.m. and 1 p.m. Visitors will get a chance to create a Seussian crown and watch a World Oceans Day dive show in the aquarium’s two-story, 70,000-gallon kelp forest tank at 2 p.m. Winners of the Name a Species contest will be announced at that time.
For more information visit the Birch Aquarium website.