Looking for fun with a side of science? 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 and discovery. Explore interactive exhibits and come face to face exciting creatures including a rescued Loggerhead Sea Turtle, Leopard Sharks, and exotic seadragons. Don’t miss the Dive Show in the two-story Giant Kelp Forest or the outdoor touch pools that feature some of the best ocean views in Southern California. Don’t miss Seadragons & Seahorses, where guests explore the unusual world of seahorses and seadragons, and learn about the aquarium’s efforts to ensure their survival. Open 9 a.m. to 5 p.m. year-round in La Jolla.
And if you are looking for a more active excursion, Birch Aquarium offers a number of seasonal programs including whale watching trips, shark snorkels, and tidepooling adventures, all led by expert naturalists