Birch Aquarium at Scripps

San Diego, CA

Where are we going?

Birch Aquarium at Scripps
2300 Expedition Way
La Jolla
CA 92037

858 534-3474

What is there to do?

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?

How much does it cost?

Adults: $17

Children: $14 (Ages 13 - 17), $12.50 (Ages 3 - 12)

Discount: Seniors and college students.

Free Under: 2 years


Need a little extra help?

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


When can we go?

9 a.m. - 5 p.m.

Open daily, but closed Thanksgiving, Christmas, and New Years Day.


Any top tips?

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

I’m Hungry!

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

Healthy Eating

There are healthy options in the cafe, from water, sandwiches, and salads. - Fun things to do with kids and best places to visit in the US
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