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A rainbow shines over Scripps Pier as seen from Birch Aquarium at Scripps.

Get Ready to Party: Birch Aquarium Celebrates Earth Day with Fun, Family-Friendly Event

Enjoy live music, a community art project and science stations on April 22-23 and 29-30!

Amber seadragon against dark background with tiny seadragons swimming around.

Birch Aquarium Welcomes Baby Weedy Seadragons

More than 70 seadragons are thriving behind the scenes

Yellow seadragon with purple accents floats in an aquarium.

Birch Aquarium Announces Pregnant Weedy Seadragon

A rare egg transfer was made last night, marking the first time eggs have been transferred in the Seadragons & Seahorses habitat.

Two people on shoreline looking into tidepools.

From Sea to Shore: Peer into the Captivating World of Tidepools

Birch Aquarium kicks off Tidepooling Adventures January 7

Patrons drink in the dark while illuminated with multicolored lights.

Bioluminescence, Biofluorescence, and Underwater Acoustics: Birch Aquarium Launches Oceans at Night

The new monthly signature event for 21+ kicks off January 26

Dignitaries cut a ribbon to mark the opening of Beyster Little Blue Penguins.

Little Blue Penguins Make San Diego Debut at Birch Aquarium

Made possible with philanthropic support from the Beyster Family, the new exhibit brings the world’s smallest penguins to the West Coast for the first time.

women of birch aquarium

Women of Birch Aquarium

Meet some of the incredible women of Birch Aquarium!

Bulbous Pacific footballfish on display in a clear container at Birch Aquarium.

A Pacific Footballfish Touches Down at Birch Aquarium!

This deep-sea specimen will be on display at the aquarium from Mar. 25 to Apr. 24, 2022.

Little blue penguins announcement image

We Have Big News and It’s Little!

Birch Aquarium will open Beyster Family Little Blue Penguins next summer.

Charles Hopper

Birch Aquarium Welcomes New COO, Charles Hopper

The former senior manager of business operations for the Seattle Aquarium will help lead Birch Aquarium into the future.

Birch Aquarium’s Loggerhead Sea Turtle swims in her exhibit with the new brace.

Brace Yourself

3-D Technology Helps Sea Turtle Thrive