Special Events

  • Grunion Bowl 2012

    How well do you know your ocean science? Try answering a few sample questions from this year’s Grunion Bowl, held at Scripps Institution of Oceanography earlier this month (answers at bottom of page). 1).…

  • A Fishy Proposal

    We love marriage proposals at Birch Aquarium. There’s just something about the ocean that brings out the romantic in everyone who visits. Congrats to J.J. and his new fiance, Christine, who…

  • Haunted Aquarium: Shipwrecked!

    More than 1,500 superheroes, princesses, ghouls and goblins celebrated Halloween this past weekend at Birch Aquarium’s annual Haunted Aquarium. This year’s theme was Shipwrecked! and guests discovered many sunken treasures amongst…

  • October SEA Days: Scientist Q&A

    On the third Saturday of each month, a scientist from Scripps Institution of Oceanography or elsewhere in the community joins our special SEA Days program to share their exciting research with…

  • Q&A with the Banana Slugs

    After rocking the tide pools at Birch Aquarium at Scripps last week, Doug “Dirt” Greenfield of the Banana Slug String Band answered some of our questions about the band and their…

  • Marriage Proposal Under the Sea

    Love was in the…well, water…at Birch Aquarium today. U.S. Navy Chief Warrant Officer Scott Mielock made a splash during our Kelp Tank Dive Show when he proposed to his girlfriend, Heidi…

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