The public is invited to take a night stroll under the full moon in the upcoming months. Many people were enthralled by the moon during the recent ‘super full moon’ on May 5.
The Ellen Browning Scripps Memorial Pier, typically closed to the public, is used by scientists, students and aquarium staff for a variety of research projects. The pier also serves as a platform to collect local marine life and deploy small boats and oceanic instruments.
During the moonlit walk along the entire 1,900-foot concrete pier, aquarium naturalists will teach participants about the structure’s history and guide them as they dissect a squid, make marine organisms glow in the dark, collect plankton, observe ocean conditions and study the nocturnal habits of marine life.
Included in this jam-packed night of fun is a tour of the Scripps Oceanography campus.
The cost of the event is $25 per person and the minimum age is 9-years-old.
The excursion dates are July 2 & 3, Aug. 1 &2 from 7:00 p.m.-9:30 p.m. and Aug. 30 & 31, Sept. 29 & 30 from 6:00 p.m.-8:30 p.m.
Reservations are required and can be made by calling 858-534-7336 or online at aquarium.uscd.edu