Looking for fun with a side of science? La Jolla’s 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. 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 abalone.
Birch Aquarium is now open indoors and out and continues to follow all state and local safety guidelines. 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.
Current & Upcoming Exhibitions
Seadragons & Seahorses is Birch Aquarium’s newest exhibition showcasing these unique creatures and the important work being done behind the scenes to help them breed in captivity. The exhibition features one of the largest seadragon habitats in the world.
Visit Birch Aquarium at Scripps
2300 Expedition Way
La Jolla, CA 92037
Open daily from 9AM - 5PM
2300 Expedition Way, La Jolla, CA