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Upcoming Events

Behind-The-Scenes Tour: Growing Up Seahorse

Behind-The-Scenes Tour: Growing Up Seahorse

Explore Behind the Scenes with an aquarium guide

Perspectives Lecture: Exploring the Earth Under the Sea

Perspectives Lecture: Exploring the Earth Under the Sea

Learn more about more 50 years of Scientific Seafloor Drilling

Haunted Aquarium: Sea Monster Mash

Haunted Aquarium: Sea Monster Mash

Celebrate the 20th Anniversary with 3 Nights of Spooky Science!

Haunted Aquarium 20th Anniversary

Don't miss the creeps of the deep and celebrate the 20th anniversary of Haunted Aquarium with three spooky nights of family fun for all ages. Purchase tickets early to save.

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Tying the Knot – 21 Years Later

Long-time aquarium members Lia and David tied the knot here at Birch Aquarium 21 years ago and celebrated their anniversary on the Member Harbor Cruise this past weekend! Congrats to the couple!

5 Kriller Facts about Lionfish

Lionfish are a fascinating species with an interesting history! Click through to learn 5 facts about them that you might not have known before.

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