Engage, Inspire, Empower
We engage people in active exploration, inspiring awe, curiosity, wonder, love for nature and diversity of life, and hope for the future. We inspire people of all ages and backgrounds to ask questions and explore with Scripps Oceanography scientists at the forefront of discovery. We empower action for a healthy planet.
Community and Collaboration
We celebrate our unique place, our history, our present and future within world-class Scripps Institution of Oceanography and UC San Diego, and our dynamic and diverse region. We work with colleagues, partners, and communities with integrity and a spirit of inclusiveness, striving for mission impact.
We build and maintain an organization that is both financially and environmentally sustainable. We channel all net revenue toward mission impact, with our mission focused on local and global sustainability.
Innovation and Play
We push beyond current practices to achieve greater impact. We commit to excellence, creative exploration, research and continuous learning. We explore and play with phenomena, nature, science, art and technology. We embrace play, social learning, the wow of reality and the power of imagination.
Generations of visitors have discovered the ocean world through the exhibits and educational programs at the aquarium-museum associated for more than a century with Scripps Institution of Oceanography. Today, more than 500,000 guests visit Birch Aquarium at Scripps each year.
At Birch Aquarium we believe that the choices we make together can have a profound impact on the future of our ocean planet. To protect ocean animals, we need to protect their habitats and the ocean ecosystem, which also protects us and our community from the effects of climate change which range from habitat loss for plants and animals to human health impacts, wildfires and extreme weather conditions.
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