Did you know the Birch Aquarium at Scripps in La Jolla is the largest oceanographic museum in the country? From the beautiful coral jellyfish exhibits to the diverse species of Pacific marine life, walking through this aquarium is a great way to get lost in the rhythm of the sea.
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 beyond. The museum also features more than five dozen interactive exhibits. One of my son’s favorites is the outdoor tide pool. Visitors have the opportunity to touch and feel seastars, hermit crabs, sea cucumbers, lobsters, and other unique animals local to San Diego’s tide pools.
One event not to be missed is the Birch’s Green Flash Summer Concert Series. Green Flash concerts, open to ages 21+, pair live music with panoramic ocean views on Birch Aquarium’s stunning outdoor Tide-Pool Plaza. Coming Wednesday, August 15th is The Dunwells. Tickets are $27 per person.
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