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Birch Aquarium at Scripps

  • 2300 Expedition Way Map It
  • La Jolla
  • Zoo/Aquarium

Published 07/06/2016

Fodor's Review

Affiliated with the world-renowned Scripps Institution of Oceanography, this excellent aquarium sits at the end of a signposted drive leading off North Torrey Pines Road and has sweeping views of La Jolla coast below. More than 60 tanks are filled with colorful saltwater fish, and a 70,000-gallon tank simulates a La Jolla kelp forest. A special exhibit on sea horses features several examples of the species, plus mesmerizing sea dragons and a sea horse nursery. Besides the fish themselves, attractions include interactive educational exhibits based on the institution's ocean-related research and a variety of environmental issues.

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2300 Expedition Way, La Jolla, California, 92037, USA

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  • $18.50

Published 07/06/2016


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Jun 5, 2017

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