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“Great acquarium”

Birch Aquarium at Scripps
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Ranked #6 of 76 things to do in La Jolla
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Owner description: Birch Aquarium at Scripps is the public exploration center for the world-renowned Scripps Institution of Oceanography at UC San Diego. Perched on a bluff overlooking the Pacific Ocean, the aquarium features more than 60 habitats of fishes and invertebrates from the cold waters of the Pacific Northwest to the tropical waters of Mexico and the Caribbean. An interactive museum showcases research discoveries by Scripps scientists on climate, Earth and ocean science.
Columbus, Ohio
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“Great acquarium”
Reviewed April 15, 2013

I saw different types of jellyfishes, sea horses, fishes from the movie "Finding Nemo" and sharks. A part of the aquarium houses, some types of sea anemones, star fishes and a sea cucumbers. In this part of the aquarium, one can touch the fishes. That was cool.

Visited April 2013
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“Love this aquarium!”
Reviewed April 14, 2013

I love this aquarium. They have fun activities for the kids,and still manage to keep the authenticity of it, and not feel like a tourist trap. Came here nearly 10 years ago, returned again on this visit and love it just as much. The food is also pretty good and very well priced for an 'attraction'.

Visited April 2013
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“Fish Fun”
Reviewed April 14, 2013

Nice exhibit. We enjoyed the many different diverse creatures of the seas world wide. Many of the display tanks have some fish and corals not readily seen, unless your a Marine Fish Hobbyist.

Visited April 2013
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“Good Little Aquarium”
Reviewed April 10, 2013

It's small but well done. We got to see the tidal pool feeding- my daughter enjoyed that. Only takes an hour or two to see everything

Visited April 2013
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“Pretty nice acquarium with fun hands-on stuff for the kids”
Reviewed April 8, 2013

I am comparing this to Monterrey Bay Aquarium, which is simply unfair because that is huge and first-rate. Still, this really has some nice exhibits and the views are amazing. Plus, you can see it all in a couple of hours, which is easier if you take kids with you.

Visited April 2013
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