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Giving Tuesday

Giving Tuesday

Join the Movement and Support Birch Aquarium

Whale Watching

Whale Watching

See Magnificent Gray Whales on Their Epic Migration

Seas 'n' Greetings Member Preview Night

Seas 'n' Greetings Member Preview Night

Kick off the Holiday SEAson

Celebrating 25 Years "On the Hill"

Though there have been several iterations of the Scripps aquarium since the very beginning of Scripps Institution of Oceanography in 1905, the opening of Birch Aquarium on Sept. 16, 1992 took the aquarium to the next level, expanding the reach of the institution’s public outreach arm.

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SEA Days: Wonders of the Mangroves

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Exploring R/V Roger Revelle

Family tours Scripps Oceanography's largest vessel

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