Art Interpreting Science

Inspired by the world’s premier Ocean Sciences Meeting in February 2020, Seaport Village and the Port of San Diego have invited artist Jessica Ling Findley to produce a series of immersive art experiences to bring science to life through art at Seaport Village from December 2019 to February 2020. As ocean vitality becomes more critical with the changing climate, these works, produced with input and data from scientists at the Scripps Institution of Oceanography and Birch Aquarium, explore how stories of Ocean Optimism can inspire us all to work together for a sustainable future. These immersive experiences invite audiences to think about the future of our oceans in new and creative ways.

Glamour Marine Protected Area Pics

Glamour Marine Protected Area Pics

December 5th - January 18th
Sign up here: https://bit.ly/38dykjn

Come get your glam on for the ocean! "Glamour Shot" style photos are created by having you pose with sculptural sea creatures modeled after those found in Marine Protected Areas of the ocean to spread successful ocean optimism stories on social media and celebrate positive action against climate change.

This project is open to anyone and everyone interested in helping spread the word about Marine Protected Areas and ocean optimism. Sign up to be a model for the ocean.
Sign up here: https://bit.ly/38dykjn.

Photos will be on display at Seaport Village during the week of February 16th - stay tuned for updates!

Meet our Creatures
Braving the High Seas Podcast

Braving the High Seas Podcast

Premiers February 4th in the Seaport Sessions Podcast Feed

Listen to a podcast where scientists and kids talk about climate change. The series premieres February 4th and new episodes are released weekly on the Seaport Sessions Podcast feed.

The Tiny Made Mighty

The Tiny Made Mighty

February 13th - February 21st
Carousel District

A larger-than-life inflatable sea creature will be on display in Seaport Village: come visit the big blue octopus cyanea. This 12-foot-tall installation highlights the magnificent diversity of our oceans and draws attention to the risks climate change poses to endangered species while serving as an example of how everyone can make efforts to sustain the ecosystem.

3-D Plankton Theater

3-D Plankton Theater

Sun, Feb 16 | 12-6 pm
Mon, Feb 17 | 3-6 pm
Tue, Feb 18 | 12-6 pm
Wed, Feb 19 | 3-6 pm
Thu, Feb 20 | 3-8 pm
Fri, Feb 21 | 3-6 pm
Lighthouse District
*extended hours on February 20th during Seaport Sessions

Wear plankton 3-D glasses and be wowed by a world where the microscopic is magnified to three-dimensional glory captured by Scripps Institution of Oceanography scientist, Jules Jaffe.

Plankton Tea House

Plankton Tea House

Mon, Feb 17 | 12-3 pm
Wed, Feb 19 | 12-3 pm
Thu, Feb 20 | 12-3 pm
Fri, Feb 21 | 12-3 pm
Lighthouse District
Sign up: Here

Climate change stressing you out? Take a trip “under the sea”, and immerse yourself in “larger than life” paper cuttings inspired by plankton. Come and meet the artist and have your tea leaves read to find creative ways to creative solutions.

Climate Clash

Climate Clash

February 16th | 2:30-4:40
Lighthouse District

The Climate Clash, a sea creature costumed professional wrestling match, live at Seaport Village, gives voice to the creatures and ecosystems threatened by climate change. Come watch the 660lb Giant Humboldt squid take on a school of local fish! Fossil Fuels vs Renewables? Who will win?!! Baby Albatross vs Plastic Pollution?! Climate Denier vs Melting Glacier? You gotta see this. This is the professional wrestling battle of our lifetime. BE THERE!!!!