The Birch Aquarium located in La Jolla is the world-renowned public exploration center for Scripps Institution of Oceanography at UC San Diego. The center alone sees over 40,000+ students through its doors annually. The center is perched on a hill that overlooks the beautiful Pacific Ocean. The aquarium is truly a sight to see with more than 60 habitats of fishes and invertebrates from mainly the cold waters of the Pacific Northwest and even some from tropical waters of Mexico.
The museum showcases the research discoveries by Scripps scientists and their achievements. It is truly a must see if you have the opportunity to visit the La Jolla area. The exhibits alone are worth the entry – you can view tons of stunning colorful pacific marine life and even interact with hands on exhibits where you can learn more about the Earths systems and see how these discoveries are relevant to our day to day lives.
On the back of the building you will find two touch pools as well a back patio section with views of la Jolla and the ocean. Check ahead of time because the aquarium occasionally sponsors outdoor concerts here (extra fee usually required).
So pack you camera and move in close for some amazing aquatic photography. Below we have also included the address and link to Birch Aquarium.
Getting to the Birch Aquarium:
2300 Expedition Way
La Jolla, CA
Birch Aquarium Website
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