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Birch Aquarium at Scripps

Come Curious, Leave Inspired

Looking for fun with a side of science? La Jolla's Birch Aquarium at Scripps is the place for you. As the public outreach center for the renowned Scripps Institution of Oceanography, Birch Aquarium brings guests into the exciting world of cutting-edge research. Explore interactive exhibits and come face to face with exciting creatures including a rescued Loggerhead Sea Turtle, Leopard Sharks, and Seahorses. Don't miss the Dive Show in the two-story Giant Kelp Forest or the outdoor touch pools that feature stunning ocean views.

Neighborhood: La Jolla

2300 Expedition Way
La Jolla, CA 92093-0207

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Contact Info

(858) 534-FISH
aquariuminfo@ucsd.edu

Hours

Daily: 9:00 AM to 5:00 PM

Social

What To Know:

  • 3-hour Complimentary Parking
  • Discounted admission for Military, Seniors, and Students, and groups of 10+
  • Annual membership offers great benefits starting at $55
  • Gift Shop features unique ocean-themed gifts, books, and more
  • Year-round outdoor adventures (Grunion Runs, Tidepooling, Shark Snorkels)

Don't Miss:

  • Newest exhibit: Oddities: Hidden Heroes of the Scripps Collections
  • Panoramic ocean views and one of the best sunsets in town
  • Daily Feedings and hands-on activities
  • Seadragons, Leopard Sharks, Eels, and a rescued Loggerhead Sea Turtle
  • Two-story, 70,000 gallon kelp forest exhibit

More Information

  • Destination Weddings
  • Weddings
  • Free Wi-Fi
  • Ocean View
  • Outdoor

What To Know:

  • 3-hour Complimentary Parking
  • Discounted admission for Military, Seniors, and Students, and groups of 10+
  • Annual membership offers great benefits starting at $55
  • Gift Shop features unique ocean-themed gifts, books, and more
  • Year-round outdoor adventures (Grunion Runs, Tidepooling, Shark Snorkels)

Don't Miss:

  • Newest exhibit: Oddities: Hidden Heroes of the Scripps Collections
  • Panoramic ocean views and one of the best sunsets in town
  • Daily Feedings and hands-on activities
  • Seadragons, Leopard Sharks, Eels, and a rescued Loggerhead Sea Turtle
  • Two-story, 70,000 gallon kelp forest exhibit

More Information

  • Destination Weddings
  • Weddings
  • Free Wi-Fi
  • Ocean View
  • Outdoor
  • Tours
  • General Admission - Adult
  • General Admission - Child
  • General Admission - Senior
  • Kid Camps

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