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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

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Perched on a bluff with panoramic Pacific Ocean views and featuring creatures from around the globe, Birch Aquarium at Scripps immerses guests into the exciting underwater world. Get hands-on with...

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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...

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Toddler Time: Hullabaloo

Birch Aquarium at Scripps
Oct 23, 2019

Our popular toddler series is back! From storytime and live music, to art activities or animal interactions, Toddler Time is a fun and engaging event for our littlest guests ages 5 and under and an...

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Birch Aquarium’s Haunted Aquarium:Sea Monster Mash

Birch Aquarium at Scripps
Oct 25 - Oct 27, 2019

Enjoy close encounters with Scripps Oceanography scientists and search the exhibits for unusual underwater creatures rarely seen at Birch Aquarium. Discover a sea of glowing monsters (big and small),...

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Toddler Time: Seed & Song Yoga at Birch Aquarium

Birch Aquarium at Scripps
Nov 6, 2019

Included with aquarium admission. This is an outdoor event that is subject to weather and may be canceled due to rain. Please check for updates on our website or Facebook page if rain is in the...

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Toddler Time: To Be Announced

Birch Aquarium at Scripps
Nov 6, 2019

Our popular toddler series is back! From storytime and live music, to art activities or animal interactions, Toddler Time is a fun and engaging event for our littlest guests ages 5 and under and an...

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Perspectives Lectures: Seafloor Drilling

Birch Aquarium at Scripps
Nov 18, 2019

Dick Norris, Paleontologist Scientific drillships allow scientists access to some of Earth's most challenging environments, collecting data and samples of sediment, rock, fluids and living...

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Toddler Time: Kathryn the Grape at Birch Aquarium

Birch Aquarium at Scripps
Nov 20, 2019

Included with aquarium admission. This is an outdoor event that is subject to weather and may be canceled due to rain. Please check for updates on our website or Facebook page if rain is in the...

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Seas 'n' Greetings at Birch Aquarium

Birch Aquarium at Scripps
Dec 1 - Dec 31, 2019

The magic of the holidays meets the magic of the underwater world at Birch Aquarium during Seas ‘n’ Greetings, a month-long holiday celebration featuring SEAsonal activities for the whole...

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Toddler Time: Hullabaloo at Birch Aquarium

Birch Aquarium at Scripps
Dec 4, 2019

Included with aquarium admission. This is an outdoor event that is subject to weather and may be canceled due to rain. Please check for updates on our website or Facebook page if rain is in the...

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Toddler Time: Little Aquarium Artists

Birch Aquarium at Scripps
Dec 18, 2019

Included with aquarium admission. This is an outdoor event that is subject to weather and may be canceled due to rain. Please check for updates on our website or Facebook page if rain is in the...

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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