Get an up-close look at a number of fascinating ocean wonders, when you visit Birch Aquarium at Scripps, one of the most compelling things to do in La Jolla. Enter a world of living coral reefs, seahorses, sharks and more, as you discover a stunning array of Pacific marine life in more than five dozen habitats.
One of the state's premier educational attractions, Birch Aquarium at Scripps features the incredible discoveries of world-renowned Scripps Institution of Oceanography at UC San Diego. Guests enjoy the chance to interact with exhibits that showcase the latest discoveries of Scripps Oceanography explorers through multimedia and hands-on displays. They also have a chance to learn about how these discoveries impact the Earth's ecosystems and our everyday lives.
Birch Aquarium at Scripps also hosts a number of educational, hands-on visitor activities, along with daily animal feedings that give guests a chance for close interaction with beautiful and frightening creatures from the ocean's depths.
Right now, the La Jolla aquarium is featuring a number of compelling exhibits, including a 70,000-gallon live kelp forest tank, Living touch tide pools, There's Something About Seahorses, Boundless Energy outdoor playground and the beautiful Hall of Fishes. Birch Aquarium at Scripps is open 9 a.m. to 5 p.m. daily. Ticket prices are $17 for adults, $14 for teenagers and $12.50 for children ages 3-12.
Don't miss your chance to see some of nature's most beautiful and interesting aquatic creatures up close. Just minutes from our conveniently-located La Jolla hotel, Birch Aquarium at Scripps provides hours of educational entertainment for guests of all ages.