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Birch Aquarium at Scripps

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Birch Aquarium at Scripps

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2300 Expedition Way Scripps Institute, La Jolla, San Diego, CA 92037
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SJR wrote a review Nov 2020
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Don't waste your money during COVID- little to see and nothing to do. Even though it is outdoors, there are no activities for children even thought it would be safe.
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Date of experience: November 2020
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4stevemandy wrote a review Nov 2020
Seal Beach, California4,779 contributions22 helpful votes
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It’s a small, but nice aquarium! Outside they have Gray Whale statues and a small submarine. They recently added more touch tanks. The hall of fishes contains a nice variety of saltwater tanks. The Kelp Forest is the largest tank in the aquarium. They currently have an extensive collection of seahorses too! If that’s not enough, they also have some beautiful views of the Pacific Ocean. If you have the chance, it’s worth checking out!
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Date of experience: October 2020
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Johnny Trekkie wrote a review Oct 2020
San Diego, California8,866 contributions503 helpful votes
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I know not everyone has an interest in sea life and aquariums, but ocean lovers like me should not miss this! As in every great aquarium, this one is packed with different magnificent species residing in dozens of fascinating exhibits. The most enchanting is the central ocean tank which holds hundreds of creatures in a massive 70,000 gallon two story tall aquarium featuring the Pacific ocean's native species. There is also a very well curated seahorse and sea dragon exhibit that is meticulously maintained. The tide pool plaza has some incredible cliffside views of La Jolla. Words can't describe all this, pictures only capture 5% of it...go and see for yourself! Since I'm a local, I paid $75 for an annual membership that gets me and the wife unlimited visits.
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Date of experience: October 2020
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Valerie wrote a review Oct 2020
Tucson, Arizona128 contributions55 helpful votes
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This is a small aquarium but very well done. Loads of information on sea life, beautiful tanks. COVID restrictions mean you need to book in advance but it also makes the visit much more intimate and relaxing. Glad to see they are making it through!
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Date of experience: October 2020
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Flo L wrote a review Oct 2020
Santa Clarita, California47 contributions7 helpful votes
I like aquariums. I’ve been to many. This little gem has a nice collection, thoughtfully displayed. They have done a good job meeting Covid protocols. We felt safe and unhurried. One side is geared more for kids with a comic book scheme. It’s a clever way to make a collection of specimens in jars interesting. It’s a nice break from all the water sports, hiking and bicycling there is to do in San Diego!
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Date of experience: October 2020
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