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a Leopard Shark is facing the viewew with "Shark Summer" text around it

Shark Summer Makes a Splash at Birch Aquarium

This July, sharks take the spotlight with a variety of activities for all ages!

UC San Diego undergraduate students present their work to SCMA Co-director Isabel Rivera-Collazo. Photo by Nan Renner, Birch Aquarium.

Birch Aquarium’s UC San Diego Student Impact 2023-2024

UC San Diego students are an integral part of Birch Aquarium

a Dragon Sea Moth swims against a blue background

What's in a Name?

Ocean Animals With Greek Mythology-Inspired Names at Birch Aquarium

Juveniles Weedy Seadragons swim behind the scenes.

A Coast-to-Coast Collaboration

Birch Aquarium Sends Juvenile Weedy Seadragons to the New England Aquarium

A Lion’s Mane Nudibranch attach itself to kelp to catch planktonic creatures in their magnificent “mane.”

Searching for Sea Slugs in San Diego

Our local tide pools are teeming with life and the perfect place to participate in the City Nature Challenge.

male weedy seadragon with bright pink eggs along sides and bottom of tail

Second Time Lucky! Earth Day Brings Seadragon Surprise to Aquarium

Following on the recent announcement of year-old Weedy Seadragons going on display, Birch Aquarium announces second successful egg transfer to male.

yellow, purple and red artistic renderings blend dance movements with sea creatures

Cross-campus Exhibition Embodied Pacific Bridges Science and Art

Brace for impact: the next installment of PST ART is coming soon.

arial view of Birch Aquarium with whale statue in front and blue ocean stretching behind

Birch Aquarium Hosts Party for the Planet, Family-Friendly Earth Day Celebration

Enjoy an hourly parade, interactive community storytelling and science stations on April 20-21!

Little Blue Penguins stand in front of Birch Aquarium's AZA Accreditation Award

Birch Aquarium Receives Prestigious AZA Accreditation

Accreditation is the ‘gold standard’ for the zoological and aquarium profession.

Team collects eggs from a female Sunflower Star at Birch Aquarium.

Successful Spawning and Cross-Fertilization Bring Hope for the Critically Endangered Sunflower Sea Star

Birch Aquarium at Scripps, Aquarium of the Pacific, California Academy of Sciences, San Diego Zoo Wildlife Alliance (SDZWA), Sunflower Star Laboratory and partners continue work to save this species from extinction.

Guests Explore a labyrinth of cyanotype-printed giant kelp by photo-based artist and marine scientist Oriana Poindexter

Hold Fast Immersive Art Exhibition Now Open at Birch Aquarium

Hold Fast connects local kelp forests and climate change through the intersection of science and art.

Scripps Pier

Lecture Series Highlighting Climate Change Research Reopens to Public

Birch Aquarium is hosting a conversational series based on Scripps Oceanography science told through diverse perspectives.