Birch Aquarium

Get up-close and personal with marine life at the Birch Aquarium. 

Birch Aquarium, one of GAYOT's Best Things to Do in La Jolla

In association with the Scripps Institution of Oceanography of UC San Diego, this lively museum presents the compelling research of Scripps scientists through innovative exhibits and educational programs. At the Hall of Fishes, familiarize yourself with the colorful sea creatures that call the Pacific Ocean home. Next, take in a stunning view of the sea at the Tide-Pool Plaza as you interact with marine animals, such as hermit crabs, lobsters and sea stars.

Grab lunch at the Splash Café, which offers a fast-casual menu that includes organic sandwiches, snacks and beverages. As you continue through the aquarium, check out the Scripps Explorers Gallery where informative exhibits, such as Feeling the Heat, showcase the progressive research of the institute. On your way out, don't forget to make a stop at the Aquarium Book & Gift Shop to purchase jewelry, stuffed animals and other sea-themed souvenirs.

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2300 Expedition Way La Jolla CA 92037 U.S.


858-534 3474 Attraction’s Website

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