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Aquariums--Birch vs Sea Life or other?

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Aquariums--Birch vs Sea Life or other?

We'll be visiting San Diego and Carlsbad in early April. I'm wondering what would be a better aquarium to visit--Birch or Sea Life or is there another, better aquarium in the area?


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1. Re: Aquariums--Birch vs Sea Life or other?

Birch is an extension of Scripps Institute of Oceanography. As such you will get much more of a scientific presentation than you will at Sea Life.

If you have small children and they like Legos and you are going to Legoland then definitely do Sea Life. Otherwise, do Birch.

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2. Re: Aquariums--Birch vs Sea Life or other?

I agree. Birch is a real aquarium.

The Legoland Sealife if smaller and geared towards younger children. Some tanks are interactive where kids can crawl under and stand up in a head bubble inside the fish tank.

3. Re: Aquariums--Birch vs Sea Life or other?

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