Choose Your Virtual Cephalopod Week Adventure!

Aquariums, trivia, watch parties, oh my! From June 18 to 25, join three special virtual events in celebration of our favorite undersea buddies.

Cephalopod Week is upon us! And we’re swimming into our eighth year of spotlighting these majestic sea dwellers. To celebrate this colossal anniversary, Science Friday is hosting three special events for Cephalopod Week, happening June 18 to 25, 2021. We’ll get behind-the-scenes at an aquarium, play deep sea trivia, watch mini documentaries, and more! Find out all of the ways we’ll be honoring our favorite undersea buddies throughout this year’s Cephalopod Week. 

Are you ready to get squiddy with it? Learn more and RSVP below.

Live Zoom Call-in: Celebrating #CephalopodWeek with Monterey Bay Aquarium

Join us for this special Cephalopod Week edition, where we’re diving behind-the-scenes with Christina Biggs, Senior Aquarist at the Monterey Bay Aquarium (now open to the public), to get the latest octo-news!

This event is part of our SciFri Zoom Call-in series, where attendees can listen in as Science Friday producers record an interview before it’s broadcast on our radio show. Listeners chat with fellow listeners, ask questions to our guests via chat, and could be selected to ask their question live on our show.

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SciFri Trivia Night: Cephalopod Week Edition with Zuckerman Institute

  • When: Wednesday, June 23, 2021 at 8:30 p.m. ET / 5:30 p.m. PT
  • Where: Science Friday’s YouTube livestream
  • Tickets: Free! Register for more info and reminders [Add this event to your Google Calendar]

We’re partnering with our friends at the Zuckerman Institute at Columbia University for this Cephalopod Week-themed trivia night! Come for the cuddly cuttlefish, stay for the mind-blowing facts.

SciFri Trivia is a weekly gathering that’s part science-y facts, part dance party, and part pop culture romp—and it’s for anyone looking to bring together teams (or bravely play solo) to win ultimate bragging rights. It’s not all science trivia but let’s just say it wouldn’t hurt to listen to last week’s SciFri radio show. You might even catch a glimpse of recognizable Science Friday staff member! 😉

RSVP for Trivia Nights

Cephalopod Movie Night Spectacular!

We might not be able to poddy in person this year, but that doesn’t mean we can’t gather together virtually to celebrate our favorite cephalopods!

We have teamed up with some of the squiddiest humans we know to bring you an amazing evening of videos, interviews and more—together, we’ll bring you stories about the mind of the octopus, what it’s like to dive for squid in the ocean around Hawai’i, and how biologists care for cephalopods behind-the-scenes at the country’s best aquariums and scientific labs. Dive deep with us!

Our partners for this year’s Cephalopod Movie Night Spectacular:

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Join Science Friday’s Sea Of Support

With every donation of $8 (for every day of Cephalopod Week), you can sponsor a different illustrated cephalopod. The cephalopod badge along with your first name and city will be a part of our Sea of Support!


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About Diana Plasker

Diana Plasker is the Senior Manager of Experiences at Science Friday, where she creates live events and partnerships to delight and engage audiences in the world of science.

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