Experience the ocean world and learn what it takes to explore and understand the planet.

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Aquarium Closed Nov. 2

Aquarium Closed Nov. 2

Birch Aquarium will be Closed for a Special Event

Whale Watching

Whale Watching

See Magnificent Gray Whales on Their Epic Migration

Haunted Aquarium: Sea Monster Mash

Haunted Aquarium: Sea Monster Mash

Enjoy A Spooky Science-Filled Celebration

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: Diving Deeper with Argo

Scripps Oceanography's Megan Scanderberg shares the important work of the Argo float program

Summer Engineering with SEE and Birch Aquarium

A new collaboration utilizing contemporary technology between UC San Diego Students and Birch Aquarium at Scripps

For Teachers

Programs for students and teachers

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