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Upcoming Events

Open Outdoors-Only

Open Outdoors-Only

There's more to explore outdoors!

Perspectives Lecture: Katherine Zaba

Perspectives Lecture: Katherine Zaba

Getting Warmer? Ocean Temperatures off the California Coast

Virtual After School Series

Virtual After School Series

Registration opens February 22!

Virtual Education Programs

Virtual Education Programs are available for classrooms or as after school camps and winter camps. Join our expert naturalists to virtually explore our ocean world.

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International Day of Women and Girls in Science

It’s International Day of Women and Girls in Science! We couldn’t let this day go by without giving our aquarists a huge shoutout for their incredible work day in and day out here at Birch Aquarium. While our team is an equal mix of women and men, we invite you to get to know the faces of the amazing women who care for our animals. 

5 Awesome Ocean Science Education Resources

5 Awesome Ocean Science Education Resources from Home | Online Learning with the Ocean Experts at Birch Aquarium: Where families, teachers, and scientists of all ages can continue to invent, explore, and connect.

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