Birch Aquarium

2300 Expedition Way, La Jolla, California 92037 USA

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“Perched on a bluff overlooking the Pacific Ocean!”

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 oceanographic museum showcases research discoveries by Scripps scientists on climate, earth and ocean science and includes five dozen interactive elements.

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How much you might enjoy visiting this small aquarium probably depends a lot upon your interests, expectations and with what/where else you might compare. Like any "attraction", It's worth... Read more

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Even though I didn't love my first experience my kids have been begging to go to an aquarium so we took advantage of kids free October to come back here. It was easy to buy our tickets online... Read more

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Judy G.

The Birch Aquarium required that all tickets be purchased in advance through their website. I didn't know what time I would be there, so we parked and ordered tickets when we arrived. It's a... Read more

Birch Aquarium

2300 Expedition Way
La Jolla, California
92037 USA


Open now until 5:00 pm
  • Sun - Sat: 9:00 am - 5:00 pm

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