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

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Sunset and Superheroes

Sunset and Superheroes

Join us for a special 21+ evening event

Grunion Run

Grunion Run

Experience a unique Southern California event!

Green Flash Concert: Steve Poltz

Green Flash Concert: Steve Poltz

Where the Sunset Always Rocks!

New Comic Book-Inspired Exhibit Opens June 29

It’s a Bird, It’s a Plane, it’s a … Giant Tube Worm? Our new exhibit opens this summer!

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Exploring Ocean STEM Careers Night 2018

Ocean STEM Careers Night is an opportunity for students to learn about the diverse world of Oceanography, meet scientists from Scripps Institution of Oceanography and Birch Aquarium, and learn about career paths that they didn’t even know existed.

Dive in to the Day of the Life of our Aquarists

Meet Fernando Nosratpour and Leslee Matsushige, two of our aquarists who have been here for 25+ years, helped build the famous Kelp Tank, and are working everyday behind-the-scenes in taking care of the marine life at Birch Aquarium. Take a deeper look into the day the life of an aquarist.

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