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A Message from Our Executive Director

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At such unprecedented time in our history, we need your support now more than ever.

As with many businesses, Birch Aquarium will face significant challenges maintaining continuity of staff, animal care and conservation programming. With the loss of operating revenues for several months, we need to look to our loyal patrons to ensure we can continue to care for our animals and deliver the meaningful programs that advance our mission. To that end, we are also coordinating new educational resources for families to explore in the comfort and safety of their homes.

It costs more than $25,500 per day to keep Birch Aquarium running. We need your support now more than ever so we can continue our important work. Contributions to Birch Aquarium during this period can be made to our Excellence Fund, which will be directed to animal care and employee assistance.  Please click here to make your gift today.  
With your vital support, Birch Aquarium will emerge from this global challenge even stronger. At the appropriate time, we so look forward to seeing you back at the aquarium but until then, be well and take good care of one another.

Warm regards,

Harry Helling
Executive Director, Birch Aquarium at Scripps Institution of Oceanography


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