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Toddler Time: Hullabaloo

Toddler Time: Hullabaloo

Sing along with Hullabaloo!

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Grunion Run

Grunion Run

Experience a unique Southern California event!

Summer Learning Adventure Camp

Dive into summer with camps for ages 4-15 at Birch Aquarium!

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Scripps News: Mystery Killer Whales Found

Rare "Type D" Killer Whales studied in the wild for the first time

Staff Favorites Round 2: Lumpsucker Love

Pacific Spiny Lumpsuckers have proven to be irresistible to aquarium staff.

For Teachers

Programs for students and teachers

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