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Grunion Run

Grunion Run

Experience a unique Southern California event!

Whale Watching

Whale Watching

Departs from Downtown San Diego

Summer Learning Adventure Camp

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

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Staff Favorites Round 2: Lumpsucker Love

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

Baja Births and Lagoon Leisure

Gray Whales are leaving the lagoons!

For Teachers

Programs for students and teachers

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Spectacular indoor and outdoor views overlooking La Jolla