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Birch Aquarium at Scripps
2300 Expedition Way
La Jolla, California 92037
Voice: 858-534-3474

Birch Aquarium at Scripps is the public exploration center for the world-renowned. Scripps Institution of Oceanography at UC San Diego. Perched on a bluff overlooking the Pacific Ocean, the aquarium features more than 60 habitats of fishes and invertebrates from the cold waters of the Pacific Northwest to the tropical waters of Mexico and beyond. An interactive museum showcases research discoveries by Scripps scientists on climate, earth and ocean science. Explore the wonders of the ocean with dazzling coral reefs, thrilling sharks, amazing seahorses, undulating jellyfish and three outdoor, living tide pools. Watch a diver feed the sharks in the aquarium’s two-story kelp forest tank, which showcases the beauty of the ocean just off La Jolla’s coast. Experience whale-watching cruises, grunion runs, guided tide-pool adventures, snorkeling excursions and summer learning programs throughout the year. Scripps Oceanography was founded in 1903 and has maintained a public aquarium and science museum for more than a century. More than 410,000 people, including more than 45,000 school children, visit Birch Aquarium at Scripps each year. The aquarium’s mission is to provide ocean science education, to interpret Scripps research and to promote ocean conservation.



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