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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!

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!

A group of people explore local tide pools.

Let the Tidepooling Adventures Begin!

Tickets for Birch Aquarium’s Tidepooling Adventures go on sale Dec. 15.

A kid stands in front of a Moon Jelly habitat wearing a glowing skeleton costume.

Halloween Aglow to Light Up Birch Aquarium

New family-friendly Halloween event explores the wonders of the ocean after dark.

A group gathers for a Pier Walk.

Sunset Pier Walks Return to Birch Aquarium

The Scripps Pier, which is usually closed to the public, will open for tours with Birch Aquarium naturalists.

Blue Beach Happy Hour.

Birch Aquarium Announces ‘Science Night’ Lineup

Wednesday happy hours bring Scripps Science to the forefront beginning July 19.

Birch Aquarium courtyard painted blue to resemble the map of La Jolla Canyon.

Birch Aquarium Unveils Blue Beach, Launches Happy Hour Series

Happy Hours kick off July 10 in a new space that includes a giant floor mural and stunning ocean views

Aerial view of Birch Aquarium showing the sun setting over the Pacific Ocean.

Birch Aquarium Is Making a Splash with New Seasonal Offerings this Summer

The aquarium will be open until 7 p.m. from May 28 through Labor Day

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!

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