Birch Aquarium at Scripps

San Diego, CA

Zoos & Wildlife
4 (5 reviews)

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Address: 2300 Expedition Way, La Jolla, CA 92037, USA How do we get there? Number: 858 534-3474
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About this activity

The ocean is an incredible place, and it's not often you get to experience the wonders of the ocean right in front of you! Lucky Birch Aquarium At Scripps is around to bring kids all the exciting discovering and marine life to see for their very eyes!

From sharks, living coral reefs, to those sweet little seahorses (did you know it's the male seahorses who have the babies...pretty amazing!), this aquarium has over 60 habitats which kids can experience.

Want to hear about some of the amazing exhibits at the Birch Aquarium At Scripps? Good, because we want to tell you! How about delving deep into the Mexican Seas through awe-inspiring photography and research? Kids can go on a photographic journey into four unique biodiversity hot spots - the photos are pretty amazing! 

Kids got Boundless Energy? Then this exhibit might just be for them! It's a fun and new interactive exhibit that celebrates the very awesome ways we can use natural forces which will give us power - and we know you want those iphones to be charged! It's also an amazing way for kids to learn all about renewable energy. 

Something About Seahorses? There certainly is! And in this fun exhibit kids can saddle up for that close encounter with one of the ocean's most captivating creatures. There are more than a dozen seahorse species, which include that sweet curious pipefish, as well as sea dragons (don't worry - they don't blow fire!)

Love all the colors of fish that you can find in the ocean? Then head to the Hall of Fishes, where kids can travel through over 60 habitats of sea-life, from the waters of the Pacific to the California coast, even the Caribbean! A pretty amazing display!

We’ll leave the rest of the exhibitions for you to discover yourself! Are you ready to explore the wonders of the ocean?

Activity location


Just head to 2300 Expedition Way in La Jolia. If in doubt, just look for where the ocean is! There is also free parking.

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How much does it cost?






$19.95 (Ages 3 - 17)



Seniors and college students.


Free Under

2 years


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Birch Aquarium at Scripps FAQ’s

The aquarium really promote ocean conservation, and want to educate all who visit on the importance of looking after our oceans. They even have eliminated plastic bottles from the cafe!

The Splash Cafe has a range of yummy snacks, treats and lunch items for you.

When you arrive, look at the animal feeding schedule so you don't miss out on anything you really want to see.

There is a book and gift shop so you can pick up all those fun items and souvenirs to remember your visit by! Save those pennies!

The aquarium is dedicated to providing all kids with interact and hands-on programs that connect them to the ocean. They of course for this offer school programs, both on and off site.

There are healthy options in the cafe, from water, sandwiches, and salads.

Birch Aquarium is wheelchair accessible and wheelchairs are available for visitors' use.

If you become a member you can visit all year long, as well as enjoy supporting their education and conservation programs. Free admission for a year - pretty cool! Family memberships are $89.

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