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Birch Aquarium at Scripps is the public exploration center for the world-renowned Scripps Institution of Oceanography at UC San Diego. Perched on a bluff overlooking the Pacific Ocean, the aquarium features more than 60 habitats of fishes and...more
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Look and touch at this aquarium !! You can see the fish in the displays and gently touch the creatures in the outdoor Tide Pool exhibits. Sea horses are terrific. Catch the Kelp Tank Dive Shows where divers feed the kelp tank creatures. See the...More
The setting of this aquarium in the hills overlooking the Pacific is spectacular, but the facility itself is disappointing. It is a relatively small building with mostly small and dark tanks. With the exception of a few tropical tanks, everything felt like it had insufficient...More
While not as big as the Monterey aquarium, this is a jewel. Really gives you a lot of insight into the Pacific Coast from Alaska to Central America. It is also a great place for younger children who can get overwhelmed by the larger aquariums.
Although my kid wanted to go to Sea World, we couldn't in good conscience take him there. But, we were in San Diego, so we wanted to do ocean-themed activities. The Birch Aquarium was lovely. It is large and clean with interesting exhibits. They have...More