The Birch Aquarium at Scripps in La Jolla, Ca., is the public center for the world-renowned Scripps Institution of Oceanography. Their belief is that with increased understanding of the ocean, people will respect and protect the marine environment. Once you enter their exploratory world that includes:

There’s something about Seahorses, Hall of Fishes, Kelp Forest Wonder, and Tide-pool Plaza.

All of this while being surrounded by some of the most beautiful and fascinating photographs you will ever see. Their message is strong, and you will walk away agreeing with them. Let’ save, protect and admire these species for lifetimes ahead.

The new exhibit of  Seahorses is incredible. There will be some you will recognize and some you definitely won’t! Oh yes, there is something about Seahorses that people love. Did you know that there are over 2000 different kinds of seahorses? Did you know that the males get pregnant and deliver the young? Don’t miss this exhibit!


The 70,000-gallon pie slice of the Kelp Forrest with all its homies, let’s you take a dive into this world without getting wet. The tide-pool is a touchy-feely place. Where else can you go feel the squishiness of a sea cucumber or check out a starfish up close and personal?

It is a great day of playful discovery, with or without kids. Open 9-5 daily!

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