Education Programs
Exploring ocean science at Birch Aquarium

ENHANCING YOUR VISIT

When visiting Birch Aquarium at Scripps, don t miss the opportunity to take in all the exhibits, programs and attractions offered. Here are a few highlights to look forward to:

BOUNDLESS ENERGY
New!

Get charged up about the future of energy at Birch Aquarium at Scripps! Boundless Energy is a new interactive exhibit that celebrates the innovative ways we can use natural forces to power our lives. Discover how we can harness the renewable energy of the wind, sun and waves to assure a bright future for us all—one with clear skies, clean water, and healthy oceans.

FEELING THE HEAT: THE CLIMATE CHALLENGE

Get the facts on the world's hottest topic. How will global warming impact your life? Explore the science of climate change through interactive exhibits for all ages. Discover what Scripps scientists know and what you can do.

THERE’S SOMETHING ABOUT SEAHORSES

Dive into the curious world of one of the most captivating and charismatic species on the planet. This interactive exhibit will feature several species of live seahorses and their relatives. Explore their unique biology and adaptations, learn about threats to their survival, and discover how Birch Aquarium is helping to conserve these incredible animals.  Opening November 2009.

SHARK FEEDINGS

We have a lot of mouths to feed at the aquarium! Visit the outdoor shark reef tank and watch aquarists feed these amazing creatures. Feedings occur on Tuesdays, Thursdays, and Saturdays. For a current feeding schedule, click here.

KELP TANK DIVE SHOW

Listen as dynamic presenters, one of whom is diving in the tank, talk about the unique world of kelp forests during a 20-minute interactive presentation in our 70,000-gallon kelp forest tank. Dive shows take place on Tuesdays, Thursdays, Saturdays, and Sundays. For current dive show times, click here.

VOLUNTEERS

Volunteers are stationed throughout the facility to help answer your questions and tell you about the animals and science exhibits on display.