Looking for fun with a side of science? Birch Aquarium at Scripps is the place for you. As the public outreach center for 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 seahorses. 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.
And if you are looking for a more active excursion, Birch Aquarium offers a number of seasonal programs including whale watching trips, shark snorkels, tidepooling adventures and Grunion runs, all led by trained naturalists.
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