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Birch Aquarium at Scripps

Their World Awaits!

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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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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Cephalopod Celebration!

Birch Aquarium at Scripps
Oct 20 - Oct 21, 2018

Join us as we celebrate the wonderful world of cephalopods. Squid, octopus, cuttlefish, and their cousins have been around since before the dinosaurs and have shaped the oceans we know and love today....

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Henry Herz Book Reading and Signing

Birch Aquarium at Scripps
Oct 20, 2018

Henry Herz is the author of Little Red Cuttlefish, a children's book featuring a cunning young cephalopod who must use her cuttlefish defenses to save the day.His books are great educational reads...

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Squid Empire Lecture and Book Signing

Birch Aquarium at Scripps
Oct 22, 2018

Squid Empire is an epic adventure spanning hundreds of millions of years, from the marine life of the primordial ocean to the calamari on tonight’s menu. Anyone who enjoys the undersea...

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Haunted Aquarium: Sea Monster Mash

Birch Aquarium at Scripps
Oct 26 - Oct 27, 2018

Enjoy close encounters with Scripps Institution of Oceanography scientists and search the galleries for unusual underwater creatures rarely seen at Birch Aquarium. Discover a sea of glowing beasts...

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Perspectives Lecture

Birch Aquarium at Scripps
Nov 19, 2018

Scripps Geological Collections are an important cornerstone of Scripps Oceanography’s invaluable scientific collections. Join collections manager Alex Hangsterfer and curator Richard Norris as...

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Let it Glow!

Birch Aquarium at Scripps
Nov 29, 2018

Let it glow! Let it glow! Let it glow! Bioluminescence is more than beautiful, it also helps creatures survive. Get hands on with glowing activities, meet scientists who study illuminating creatures,...

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Seas 'n' Greetings Holiday Celebration

Birch Aquarium at Scripps
Dec 1 - Dec 31, 2018

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...

What To Know:

  • 3-hour Complimentary Parking
  • We offer outdoor excursions year-round (whale watching, grunion runs, etc.)
  • Special admission pricing for Military, Seniors, and Students
  • Membership offers great benefits starting at $55
  • Gift shop features unique ocean-themed gifts, books, and more

Don't Miss:

  • Stunning variety of marine life in the Hall of Fishes
  • There's Something About Seahorses exhibit & ElasmoBeach shark experience
  • The incredible ocean view off the Tide-Pool Plaza
  • Daily feeding presentations
  • 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
  • We offer outdoor excursions year-round (whale watching, grunion runs, etc.)
  • Special admission pricing for Military, Seniors, and Students
  • Membership offers great benefits starting at $55
  • Gift shop features unique ocean-themed gifts, books, and more

Don't Miss:

  • Stunning variety of marine life in the Hall of Fishes
  • There's Something About Seahorses exhibit & ElasmoBeach shark experience
  • The incredible ocean view off the Tide-Pool Plaza
  • Daily feeding presentations
  • 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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