Earth Day on the Bay

Earth Day on the Bay

Earth Day On The Bay

Postponed till 2018.

Earth Day on the Bay will take place at and around the Maritime Museum of San Diego from 10am-4pm. Opportunities to go on a bay cruise or sailing adventure with a naturalist aboard will be available for a nominal charge.


The Maritime Museum believes that, at a time of particularly heightened concern regarding the effect of human activity on the earth’s environment, it will be important to make this event as accessible as possible. For that reason, there will be no charge to attend Earth Day on the Bay, and the Museum will be open to all who wish to attend without charge.

  • FREE Admission to the Maritime Museum
  • Visit interactive Displays from Sponsors
  • Interact with Marine Wildlife
  • 1 hour Tall Ship Cruises (add-on activity)
  • 45 minute Bay Cruises (add-on activity)
  • Food Vendors
  • …and more!

On the water activity Add-ons:

Californian Tall Ship 1 hour bay cruise: $20.00 per person.

Tickets available online and at the museum.
Check-in times end: 10:30am, 12:30pm, 2:30pm

Earth Day 1 hour Californian Cruise Add-on


Historic 45 minute bay cruises aboard Pilot

Check-in times for the tours are: 11:15am, 12:45pm, 1:45pm, 2:45pm, 3:45pm
Cost: $7.00 per person.
Pilot bay cruise tickets are only sold at the Maritime Museum of San Diego.

Note: No restrooms aboard Pilot.

Invited to attend:

To date, the Maritime Museum has recruited the following additional organizations to participate in Earth Day on the Bay:

Cabrillo National Monument/National Park Service – National monument dedicated to education regarding San Diego’s genesis and environment.

Carlsbad Fish and Wildlife DepartmentThe Carlsbad Fish and Wildlife Office (CFWO) works in partnership with others to conserve, protect, and enhance fish, wildlife, plants, and their habitats for the continuing benefit of the American people.

The Living Coast Discovery Center – The Living Coast Discovery Center is a nonprofit zoo and aquarium situated on the Sweetwater Marsh National Wildlife Refuge, offering visitors an ideal setting in which to explore the amazing animals and plants that call the coastal region home.

Ocean Connectors – Ocean Connectors is an interdisciplinary environmental education project that crosses borders and cultural boundaries, linking students to create a shared sense of stewardship and to promote an early interest in environmental issues.

Ocean Discovery Institute – Ocean Discovery Institute was created 10 years ago to leverage San Diego’s natural environments as a means to engage young people from underserved communities and inspire them to become part of the next generation of scientific and environmental leaders.

The Ocean Project – Through cutting-edge communications research and building strong collaborations with zoos, aquariums, and museums, The Ocean Project aims to spur a significant increase in successful ocean and climate conservation efforts. Ocean Project partners are the leading gatekeepers worldwide in providing the public with experiences that engage them, inspire them to take action at home and in their communities, and increase their understanding of science and conservation.

San Diego Coastkeeper – San Diego Coastkeeper protects and restores swimmable, fishable and drinkable waters in San Diego County.

San Diego County Office of Education & its Science Outreach Program – The County Office of Education is the educational public organizing and oversight body in our region.

San Diego Port Tenants Association – Formed in 1989, the San Diego Port Tenants Association is a coalition of businesses and industries on San Diego Bay dedicated to enhancing trade, commerce, and tourism on San Diego Bay’s tidelands, while protecting the area’s environment.

Sea World San DiegoSeaWorld Parks & Entertainment™ inspires guests to celebrate and conserve the natural world. Through up-close animal encounters, educational exhibits and innovative entertainment, guests leave with a heightened sensitivity to the world around them and an awareness of the plight of animals in the wild.

Surfrider Foundation – The Surfrider Foundation has evolved into one of the largest non-profit grassroots organizations, with a volunteer-activist network dedicated to its mission to protect and enjoy our oceans, waves and beaches.

Tijuana River National Estuarine Research Reserve – The Reserve preserves, protects, and manages the natural and cultural resources of the Tijuana River Estuary by focusing on research and education with compatible recreation and resource use. Critical issues confronted by the Reserve include habitat conservation and restoration, endangered species management, management of wastewater from Mexico, sediment management, and integration of recreation.

University of California San Diego, Birch Aquarium – Birch Aquarium at Scripps is the public exploration center for the world-renowned Scripps Institution of Oceanography at UC San Diego. The aquarium features more than 60 habitats of fishes and invertebrates. An oceanographic museum showcases research discoveries by Scripps scientists on climate, earth and ocean science.

Wild Coast – Wild Coast exists to inspire people into action to defend the coast, ocean, and wildlife that are endangered or threatened with extinction.

Earthday sponsors

The physical footprint of Earth Day on the Bay will encompass the Museum itself and a portion of the street directly in front of the Museum.