From its unforgettable view of the Pacific Ocean to its memorable marine life exhibits, Birch Aquarium at Scripps is a must-see for every San Diego landlubber. Learn about living coral reefs, watch baby seahorses play, listen to whale songs, and even pet sea stars.
Home to more than 5,000 fish in over 60 habitats, the Birch Aquarium at Scripps features hands-on interactive activities, including shark and turtle feedings, touch pools, dive shows, and more. You’ll learn all about ocean science, right from the source—the Birch Aquarium interprets the research and discoveries of Scripps Institution of Oceanography, a world-leader in marine science.
Discover a stunning variety of marine habitats at Birch Aquarium. Dive into exhibits that showcase the mysteries of ocean, air, and life through interactive displays and multimedia.
Birch Aquarium promotes conservation and sustainable living through public education with the belief that an increased understanding of the ocean, its inhabitants, and how they’re both affected by human impact, people will respect and discover a desire to protect the marine environment and promote awareness.
Each of the exhibits at Birch Aquarium brings to life a unique aspect of ocean life. Here are the ongoing exhibits you won't want to miss:
Birch Aquarium gives children and adults alike a fascinating look at marine life, while allowing for hands-on science education, with lessons they're not likely to forget. Thanks to the research and dedication of Scripps' Institution of Oceanography, thousands of visitors leave each year feeling inspired to respect and preserve marine life.