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Birch Aquarium  

Birch and Scripps Aquarium (also known as Scripps Aquarium or Birch Aquarium) is a public media center of the Scripps Institution of Oceanography at the University of California, San Diego. Accredited by the Association of Zoos and Aquariums, Scripps’ Birch Aquarium welcomes more than 439,000 people each year, including more than 40,000 students. It has more than 3,000 animals representing 380 species. The mountain offers views of the Scripps School of Oceanography campus and the Pacific Ocean. The aquarium’s mission reads, “At Scripps’ Birch Aquarium, we combine understanding and protecting our marine world.”

The aquarium was founded in 1903 when the San Diego Marine Science Corporation was formed to conduct marine research in the Pacific Ocean region. (It was later renamed the Scripps Institution of Oceanography in honor of supporters Ellen Browning Scripps and E.W. Scripps, who were part of the Scripps family of media pioneers.) The inventors built and maintained a small aquarium. Public and museums to explain their findings. The world. Researchers outgrew their small laboratory in the Hotel del Coronado boathouse and moved to a smaller laboratory in La Jolla Cove in 1905. Several years later, the group purchased 174 acres (70 ha) in La Jolla Shores for $1,000 in the public market. Of San Diego. The first permanent building was built on the new site in 1910. Today, the old Scripps building is listed on the National Register of Historic Places.

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The Fish Hall includes more than 60 pools of Pacific fish and invertebrates. The path around the Fish Hall follows the waters of the North Pacific Gyre, starting with a tank inspired by the Pacific Northwest, then a tank with ingredients from California, followed by a tank with elements from Mexico and Baja California, ending in the inspired Indo-Pacific. Reservoirs. The largest habitat is a 70,000 US gallon (260,000 l) kelp forest. The shelter can be viewed online via Kelp Cam.


Just past the Unlimited Energy Park is ElasmoBeach. ElasmoBeach is an underground pool located on La Jolla beach. This tank has a variety of sharks and rays, including leopard sharks and pacific angelfish. HVAC San Diego King

Tide Pool Plaza

Tide-Pool Plaza has three live pools where visitors can touch and learn about pool animals from a guide. Windows in the living room provide close-up views of the fish, crabs, sea cucumbers, lobsters, and other animals found in San Diego. The pool overlooks La Jolla and the Pacific Ocean.

Restaurants are nearby

  • Cusp Dining & Drinks is located at 7955 La Jolla Shores Dr, La Jolla, San Diego, CA.
  • Momma’s Pizzeria is located at 2152 Avenida De La Playa, La Jolla, California.

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