1. Jorgeanne Cabuhat

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    Great place for education and to spend your day. The aquarium is self guided as it isn’t big at all. All you need at most is at two hours and plan it around one of their feeding tours during the weekends (shark feeding and kelp tank feeding). Love that they have their tanks arranged by region so you can really grasp how each animal differs by location. Also like how they have exhibits that discusses climate change and the affect it has. Plus they are all interactive. Especially enjoyed their seahorse exhibits. They even have a great view of La Jolla by the tidepools. Tip: Parking is free (three hours) and if you are Bank of America member, you can come here for free on their posted dates.

  2. Ashley Taylor

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    It is a neat little aquarium. The exhibits are open so a lot of people can view at once. They have a great variety of species. There are petting areas and a water conservation area outside. They were doing and educational thing about sharks the day we went so we were able to touch some shark egg cases and learn more about sharks.

  3. Donna Amis Davis

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    Maybe we shouldn’t have chosen a scorching heat-wave Saturday afternoon, during Kids Free October, which also happened to be UCSD Free Week, to visit the Birch Aquarium, but despite the crowds and having to wait for a parking space to free, we did have a great time.Our 3- and 4-year-old grandkids in tow, we headed right out to the tide pool exploration area. They weren’t ready to touch a starfish yet, but they are still talking about them.I loved seeing the local species up close – the garibaldi – San Diego’s giant native goldfish, the Pacific sea horses, the leopard sharks. I never knew there were seahorses living in San Diego Bay. The kids enjoyed all the tanks, too, but loved the educational play area with a water course they could dam up, and float little rubber boats on.

  4. Carolina Lee

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    Come here early to avoid the crowd in the afternoon (meaning kids!). I came here early on a Saturday morning for a class project. I was in there for about 3 hours and by the afternoon, the place got crowded. It’s a small aquarium to start with so if you want to enjoy your time and admire each sea creature in all the tanks (like I do), then it’s best to come in the morning. My favorite areas are by the jellies.

  5. Gaurav Jindal

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    I have been here twice. One of the best places to be with ur kids. My 8 months old daughter loved it and specially the water activities they have outside. They have many species of fish and it feels majestic to be among them.One feels amazed to be in a different world altogether. How often do we get to see a horse-fish or a jelly fish?? Well here at Birch’s you can see all of them.They also have a good collection of sharks and a lot of people visit the place making it one of the best places to be in san diego..and ya not to forget the tide pools they have where you can see star fishes and other things. .