Birch Aquarium at Scripps

Birch Aquarium is the interpretive center for the Scripps Institution of Oceanography.  Discover a stunning variety of Pacific marine life in more than 60 habitats. Enter the world of sharks, seahorses, living coral reefs, and more and dive into oceanographic exhibitions that showcase the mysteries of ocean, air, and life through interactive displays and multimedia. Touch tidepool creatures in living tidepools on a plaza.  

Enjoy delicious sandwich and salad creations, beverages and snacks at Splash café. Choose from a unique selection of marine-themed clothing, souvenirs and books in the book and gift shop.

Hours: Daily, 9:00 am–5:00 pm
Closed: Thanksgiving Day, Chirstmas Day, New Year’s Day.
All holidays are subject to change without notice.

Directions: I-5 to La Jolla Village Drive exit, head west. La Jolla Village Drive becomes North Torrey Pines Road (approx. 1 mile). Turn left on Expedition Way. Parking is to your left, at the bottom of the hill. Three hour parking is included with admission.
Bus #34 to Scripps Institution of Oceanography. Get off at Downwind Drive. Walk up Downwind Drive to aquarium.

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  • Birch Aquarium at Scripps
  • 2300 Expedition Way
  • La Jolla, CA 92093-0207
  • 858-534-3474
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