Birch Aquarium at Scripps Institution of Oceanography celebrates 20 years
#1: Birch Aquarium
at Scripps Institution of Oceanography
celebrates 20 years
The Birch Aquarium is now celebrating 20 years in its current location (it’s actually 109 years old) by offering 50% discounts on admissions on the twentieth of each month through September 2012. (Seems like it should have been a 20% discount….). It is located on Expedition Way in La Jolla with spectacular views of La Jolla and the Pacific Ocean.
The Aquarium is accredited by the Association of Zoos and Aquariums and occupies just over 64,000 square feet. Its display tanks contain 175,000 of water with over 5,000 animals representing 380 species.
a 70,000-gallon kelp forest tank
a 13,000-gallon shark tank
Tide Pool Plaza where you can touch starfish and sea cucumbers
Coral Reef featuring the nautilus and lionfish
Over a dozen different species of seahorses (Birch Aquarium is a world leader in seahorse breeding)
Birch Aquarium is open daily from 9:00 a.m. to 5:00 p.m.
Regular admission is $14 for adults, $10 for seniors,
$9.50 for children ages 3 to 17, and children under age 3 are free.
There are various other discounts available so be sure to check the Birch Aquarium web site.
Posted on January 14, 2012, in Fauna, Mother & Father Nature, Out & About, Photos and tagged birch aquarium, la jolla, out and about, photos, San Diego, scripps institution. Bookmark the permalink. 3 Comments.