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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.

Giant Clams

Caring for Confiscated Clams

Birch Aquarium is home to more than 45 confiscated Giant Clams thanks to a newly launched network that combats wildlife trafficking.

Oriana Poindexter, Giant Kelp Study 16, Windansea Beach, February 11, 2022

New Art Exhibition to Take Hold at Birch Aquarium

Hold Fast, an immersive art exhibition, explores local kelp forests and climate change through the lens of three local scientists and artists.

Birch Aquarium and La Jolla Beach & Tennis Club unveil the new La Jolla Beach & Tennis Club Potbelly Seahorse Habitat.

Birch Aquarium Celebrates $150k Gift from La Jolla Beach & Tennis Club with the naming of its Potbelly Seahorse Habitat

The generous gift launches a strategic partnership between two iconic La Jolla institutions.

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

Collage of work on mangrove exhibit.

Mangrove Makeover

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.

Little blue penguins announcement image

We Have Big News and It’s Little!

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