Birch Aquarium at Scripps

2300 Expedition Way
San Diego CA  92037

Phone: (858) 534-3474

Birch Aquarium at Scripps

Perched on a bluff overlooking the Pacific Ocean, the aquarium features more than 60 habitats of fishes and invertebrates from the cold waters of the Pacific Northwest to the tropical waters of Mexico, the Pacific and beyond. An oceanographic museum showcases research discoveries by Scripps Oceanography scientists on climate, earth and ocean science.

Birch Aquarium is the public exploration center for Scripps Institution of Oceanography, UC San Diego. Watch our live Kelp Cam: http://goo.gl/1UTPUA

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Hours

Mon: 9:00 am - 5:00 pm
Tue: 9:00 am - 5:00 pm
Wed: 9:00 am - 5:00 pm
Thu: 9:00 am - 5:00 pm
Fri: 9:00 am - 5:00 pm
Sat: 9:00 am - 5:00 pm
Sun: 9:00 am - 5:00 pm



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Past Events

Green Flash Concert Series: Pine Mountain Logs and Venice

Green Flash Concert Series: Pine Mountain Logs and Venice
06:00 pm - 09/26/2018

At Birch Aquarium at Scripps

Back for its 13th season, the Green Flash concert series combines live music with panoramic ocean views on the aquarium’s stunning Tide-Pool Plaza. Keep an eye...

Green Flash Concert Series: The FIXX

Green Flash Concert Series: The FIXX
06:00 pm - 07/18/2018

At Birch Aquarium at Scripps

Back for its 13th season, the Green Flash concert series combines live music with panoramic ocean views on the aquarium’s stunning Tide-Pool Plaza. Keep an eye...

Green Flash Concert Series: Steve Poltz

Green Flash Concert Series: Steve Poltz
06:00 pm - 06/20/2018

At Birch Aquarium at Scripps

Back for its 13th season, the Green Flash concert series combines live music with panoramic ocean views on the aquarium’s stunning Tide-Pool Plaza. Keep an eye...

Final Grunion Run of the Season!

Final Grunion Run of the Season!
11:00 pm - 06/01/2018

At Birch Aquarium at Scripps

Get ready for a true Southern California experience! Watch hundreds of small silver fish called grunion ride the waves onto La Jolla beaches to spawn. Our naturalists...

Grunion Run on May 31

Grunion Run on May 31
10:30 pm - 05/31/2018

At Birch Aquarium at Scripps

Get ready for a true Southern California experience! Watch hundreds of small silver fish called grunion ride the waves onto La Jolla beaches to spawn. Our naturalists...

Green Flash Concert Series: Wild Child

Green Flash Concert Series: Wild Child
06:00 pm - 05/16/2018

At Birch Aquarium at Scripps

Celebrate the magic and madness of a live Doors concert as presented by David Brock. Wild Child is a Los Angeles based Doors tribute band that faithfully re-creates...

Perspective Lecture: Annual Charles David Keeling Lecture

Perspective Lecture: Annual Charles David Keeling Lecture
07:00 pm - 05/14/2018

At Birch Aquarium at Scripps

Please join us for the ninth annual Keeling Lecture, which honors distinguished Scripps Professor Charles David Keeling's life and invaluable contributions to climate...

Grunion Run on May 2

Grunion Run on May 2
11:00 pm - 05/02/2018

At Birch Aquarium at Scripps

Get ready for a true Southern California experience! Watch hundreds of small silver fish called grunion ride the waves onto La Jolla beaches to spawn. Our naturalists...

Exploring Ocean STEM Careers Night

Exploring Ocean STEM Careers Night
06:00 pm - 04/26/2018

At Birch Aquarium at Scripps

How do scientists understand and protect the planet? Dive into the exciting world of earth, ocean, and atmospheric science with researchers from Scripps Institution...

SEA Days: Earth Day

SEA Days: Earth Day
11:00 am - 04/21/2018

At Birch Aquarium at Scripps

Since 1970 the world has celebrated Earth Day by demonstrating support for environmental protection. Join us at this special SEA Days as we bring together local...

Perspective Lecture: Coral Doctors

Perspective Lecture: Coral Doctors
07:00 pm - 04/09/2018

At Birch Aquarium at Scripps

This lecture will overview the collaborative work of a coral reef ecologist and a cell biologist in their quest to understand the effects of global climate change...

Birch Aquarium Trip

Birch Aquarium Trip
03:00 pm - 04/03/2018

At Birch Aquarium at Scripps

"Take in Spectacular panoramic Ocean views, get hands on with interactive activities, see a feeding, and dive deeper into the world uner, in, and above the oceans!" A...

Grunion Run on April 2

Grunion Run on April 2
11:00 pm - 04/02/2018

At Birch Aquarium at Scripps

Get ready for a true Southern California experience! Watch hundreds of small silver fish called grunion ride the waves onto La Jolla beaches to spawn. Our naturalists...

Spring Eggstravaganza

Spring Eggstravaganza
11:00 am - 03/24/2018

At Birch Aquarium at Scripps

Celebrate the arrival of spring and the changes it brings by joining us for the biggest Eggstravaganza ever! Explore animal eggs, create a shark egg craft, and participate...

SEA Days: Eggs-ellent Exploration

SEA Days: Eggs-ellent Exploration
11:00 am - 03/17/2018

At Birch Aquarium at Scripps

Spring brings warmer temperatures, colorful flowers, and new life on land an in our oceans. Life is sustained in these places because of eggs. Get hands-on with...

Grunion Run on March 3rd

Grunion Run on March 3rd
10:30 pm - 03/03/2018

At Birch Aquarium at Scripps

Get ready for a true Southern California experience! Watch hundreds of small silver fish called grunion ride the waves onto La Jolla beaches to spawn. Our naturalists...

SEA Days: Ocean Love

SEA Days: Ocean Love
11:00 am - 02/17/2018

At Birch Aquarium at Scripps

Love is in the air - and the ocean - this month. It's the time of year when whales are calving, birds are nesting, and fish are spawning. Join us as we learn about...

Early Detection Fire Camera Systems Prove their Worth

Early Detection Fire Camera Systems Prove their Worth
07:00 pm - 02/12/2018

At Birch Aquarium at Scripps

Join Scripps geoscientist Neal Driscoll as he describes a leading-edge, 4K camera system that provides early fire detection and warning. Scripps scientists are...

Sea of Symphony

Sea of Symphony
09:00 am - 01/21/2018

At Birch Aquarium at Scripps

In the ocean, communication travels at the speed of sound. Come explore the sea of symphony and the cacophony of critters that make up our ocean soundscape, and...

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