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Birch Aquarium at Scripps

2300 Expedition Way
La Jolla , CA , 92037
Phone: 858-534-3474
32° 51' 56.2068" N, 117° 15' 1.7568" W
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Birch Aquarium at Scripps
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Birch Aquarium at Scripps is the public exploration center for the world-renowned Scripps Institution of Oceanography at University of California San Diego. Dive into the world of sharks, seahorses, and coral reefs at Birch Aquarium. As the public outreach center for Scripps Institution of Oceanography at UC San Diego, Birch Aquarium features amazing creatures including a rescued Loggerhead Sea Turtle, a Giant Pacific Octopus, Weedy Seadragons, and Moon Jellies. Get hands-on with local creatures while enjoying stunning ocean views.
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Sunday: 9:00 am-5:00 pm
Monday: 9:00 am-5:00 pm
Tuesday: 9:00 am-5:00 pm
Wednesday: 9:00 am-5:00 pm
Thursday: 9:00 am-5:00 pm
Friday: 9:00 am-5:00 pm
Saturday: 9:00 am-5:00 pm


2300 Expedition Way
La Jolla, CA, 92037
United States



Kids Free October - Birch Aquarium at Scripps

9AM to 5PM daily (last entry at 4:30 p.m.)

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Online Learning with the Ocean Experts at Birch Aquarium

Thank you for visiting our new online learning space, where families, teachers, and scientists of all ages can continue to invent, explore, and connect. Our team is working hard to develop new ways for you and your learners to experience Birch Aquarium at Scripps. Check back often, as we will continue to add more to this page on a regular basis.

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