Birch Aquarium at Scripps

Facility is a component of the Scripps Institution of Oceanography at UCSD. More than 60 tanks contain marine life of Pacific Northwest, California coastline, Mexico's Sea of Cortés, and South Pacific. The La Jolla Kelp Tank is a two-story-high tank with giant kelp plants and nearly 30 species of local marine life.

Upcoming Events

  • Leopard Shark Snorkeling

    Sunday, August 25, 8:00 a.m.

  • Leopard Shark Snorkeling

    Saturday, September 7, 8:00 a.m.

  • Leopard Shark Snorkeling

    Sunday, September 8, 8:00 a.m.

  • Bracing for Fire When the Wind Blows

    Monday, September 9, 7:00 p.m.

  • Toddler Time: Kathryn the Grape

    Wednesday, September 11, 10:00 a.m.

  • Full Moon Pier Walks

    Friday, September 13, 6:00 p.m.

  • Full Moon Pier Walks

    Saturday, September 14, 6:00 p.m.

  • Green Flash: 10,000 Maniacs

    Wednesday, September 18, 5:30 p.m.

  • Leopard Shark Snorkeling

    Saturday, September 21, 8:00 a.m.

  • Leopard Shark Snorkeling

    Sunday, September 22, 8:00 a.m.

  • Toddler Time: Little Aquarium Artists

    Wednesday, September 25, 10:00 a.m.

  • Toddler Time: Seed & Song Yoga

    Wednesday, October 9, 10:00 a.m.

  • Full Moon Pier Walks

    Sunday, October 13, 6:00 p.m.

  • Full Moon Pier Walks

    Monday, October 14, 6:00 p.m.

  • Biomimicry: Innovating Using Nature’s Toolbox

    Monday, October 14, 7:00 p.m.

  • Toddler Time: Hullabaloo

    Wednesday, October 23, 10:00 a.m.

  • Haunted Aquarium: Sea Monster Mash

    Friday, October 25, 6:00 p.m.

  • Haunted Aquarium: Sea Monster Mash

    Saturday, October 26, 6:00 p.m.

  • Haunted Aquarium: Sea Monster Mash

    Sunday, October 27, 6:00 p.m.

  • Birch Aquarium’s Toddler Time

    Wednesday, November 6, 10:00 a.m.

  • Exploring the Earth Under the Sea: Seafloor Drilling

    Monday, November 18, 7:00 p.m.

  • Birch Aquarium’s Toddler Time

    Wednesday, November 20, 10:00 a.m.

Hours

Day Hours
Sunday 9 a.m. to 5 p.m.
Monday 9 a.m. to 5 p.m.
Tuesday 9 a.m. to 5 p.m.
Wednesday 9 a.m. to 5 p.m.
Thursday 9 a.m. to 5 p.m.
Friday 9 a.m. to 5 p.m.
Saturday 9 a.m. to 5 p.m.

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