Special Events

  • Birch Aquarium Celebrates World Oceans Day 2014

    Birch Aquarium at Scripps celebrated World Oceans Day on Sunday, June 8. Visitors to the aquarium had the opportunity to participate in eight activity stations throughout the aquarium and learn fun…

  • Falling in Love at Birch Aquarium at Scripps

    It’s been said that love can be found in the most unexpected places. Why not under the sea? Three years ago, Melissa Calderwood and Clint Burr, Jr. met for the first…

  • Volunteers Are Solid Gold

    Volunteers are vital to Birch Aquarium’s mission. We could not open our doors each day without them. In the past 12 months, our 400+ volunteers have given the aquarium more than…

  • Celebrating 20 Years of World Oceans Day

    By Kate Jirik, science educator A few days ago, I was at my community library when I overheard a conversation between a mother and her two children. The family was leaving…

  • Inspired by Nature: BE WiSE at the Aquarium

    By Catie Fyfe, community connections coordinator When the lights go out and the public leaves, the fish usually have Birch Aquarium at Scripps to themselves. That wasn’t the case earlier this…

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