School and Youth
Group Programs

discovery lab

Discovery Labs

Provide your students with NGSS-aligned, hands-on programs led by our educators in one of our aquarium classrooms.

Plan Your Discovery Lab

Aquarium Express Outreach

Our Aquarium Express van can travel to your school. Students will experience a variety of hands-on Discovery Labs in the comfort of their own classroom.

Plan Your Aquarium Express Outreach

The Aquarium Express van painted with an underwater scene is parking front of La Jolla Shores.
Students get hands-on with an aquarium.

Self-Guided Visits

Explore Birch Aquarium at your own pace without structured programming or instructors. Offered daily, year-round during regular aquarium hours. Pre-registration is required.

Plan Your Self-Guided Visit

Financial Aid for School and Youth Groups

Birch Aquarium at Scripps believes that every child should have access to high-quality ocean science education. Our goal is to serve as many schools as possible, while providing a unique and stellar learning experience for all students.

Financial Aid Information

Students learn about kelp.

Online Resources

Enjoy, explore, and create with Birch Aquarium's online resources.

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