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Birch Aquarium at Scripps

Come Curious, Leave Inspired

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, a Giant Pacific Octopus, Leopard Sharks and jellies. Don’t miss the two-story Giant Kelp Forest or the outdoor touch pools that feature stunning ocean views and the opportunity to get hands-on with juvenile sharks and rays as well as sea stars, sea cucumbers and more. Face coverings are required by all guests ages 2 and up, and advanced reservations are required for all guests, including members. Visit aquarium.ucsd.edu for more information.

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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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...

What To Know:

  • Advanced reservations are now required for all guests, even members
  • Discounted admission for Military, Seniors, and Students, and groups of 10+
  • Annual membership offers great benefits starting at $55
  • Splash Cafe by the French Gourmet is a great spot for lunch or gourmet snacks
  • The Gift Shop features unique ocean-themed gifts, toys, books, and more

Don't Miss:

  • Hands-on animal touch experiences including sharks, rays, sea stars and more
  • The two-story Giant Kelp Forest featuring Leopard Sharks and Moray Eels
  • Two baby Weedy Seadragons who were born at Birch Aquarium - can you find them?
  • Panoramic ocean views and one of the best sunsets in town

More Information

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

What To Know:

  • Advanced reservations are now required for all guests, even members
  • Discounted admission for Military, Seniors, and Students, and groups of 10+
  • Annual membership offers great benefits starting at $55
  • Splash Cafe by the French Gourmet is a great spot for lunch or gourmet snacks
  • The Gift Shop features unique ocean-themed gifts, toys, books, and more
  • Three hours complimentary parking

Don't Miss:

  • Hands-on animal touch experiences including sharks, rays, sea stars and more
  • The two-story Giant Kelp Forest featuring Leopard Sharks and Moray Eels
  • Two baby Weedy Seadragons who were born at Birch Aquarium - can you find them?
  • Panoramic ocean views and one of the best sunsets in town

More Information

  • Destination Weddings
  • Weddings
  • Free Wi-Fi
  • Ocean View
  • Outdoor
  • Kid Friendly
  • Tours
  • General Admission - Adult
  • General Admission - Child
  • General Admission - Senior
  • Kid Camps
  • Private Room Capacity: 1,000
  • Waterfront

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