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Upcoming Events

Virtual Perspectives Lecture: Oceans Out of Breath

Virtual Perspectives Lecture: Oceans Out of Breath

Enjoy a live lecture with a Scripps Oceanography Scientist from home

Facebook Live Tuesday 10 a.m.

Facebook Live Tuesday 10 a.m.

Tune into Facebook Live to ask your questions about our ocean world!

Virtual Camp Registration is Open!

Virtual Camp Registration is Open!

Explore the ocean world from home with aquarium instructors

More to Explore on YouTube

Check out three new videos a week when you subscribe to our YouTube page. Don't miss behind-the-scenes peeks, moments of zen, and fun fact-filled videos. Tune in!

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Birch Aquarium Blog


Colorful Aquarium Favorites

Need a pick me up? What better way to boost your mood than by checking out some our most colorful aquarium creatures!

Celebrating Endangered Species Day 2020

Happy Endangered Species day from Birch Aquarium! Read on about some endangered and threatened species we care for around the aquarium.

For Teachers

Programs for students and teachers

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