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    New! Summertime Blue Whale Watching Adventure

    Starting Saturday, July 30, Birch Aquarium at Scripps teams up with Flagship Cruises & Events to present Summertime Blue Whale Watching Adventure! Learn about the largest animal in the world from Scripps…

  • A leopard shark swims in the kelp forest off Del Mar. Photo courtesy of Mark Royer.

    SEA Days: Shark and Ray Day

    Every month, the third Saturday is a special day at Birch Aquarium: SEA Days! As the tagline suggests, SEA Days are always full of  “Science, Exploration and Adventure.” Visitors and members can…

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    SEA Days: Surfin’ into Summer

    Every month, the third Saturday is a special day at Birch Aquarium: SEA Days! As the tagline suggests, SEA Days are always full of  “Science, Exploration and Adventure.” Visitors and members can…

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    Future Zookeepers Visit Birch Aquarium

    On May 22nd, students from the Zoo Keeper College of Roskilde Technical College, Denmark visited Birch Aquarium during their tour of Southern California zoos and aquariums.…

  • Our female Loggerhead Sea Turtle was deemed non-releaseable and so we provide a home to this charismatic endangered species. All seven types of sea turtle are endangered.

    Endangered Species Day 2016

    Birch Aquarium, as the outreach arm of Scripps Institution of Oceanography, is committed to protecting and preserving the planet. We have participated in our own conservation initiatives, and highlight many of…

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