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NameBirch Aquarium at Scripps Institution of Oceanography
Address2300 Expedition Way
La Jolla, CA 92093
Brief DescriptionPerched 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.
TypeAttraction
CategoryAquarium
DescriptionBirch 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 beyond. An oceanographic museum showcases research discoveries by Scripps scientists on climate, earth and ocean science and includes five dozen interactive elements.

Our mission:

to provide ocean science education
to interpret Scripps research
to promote ocean conservation

We provide ocean science education through creative exhibits, programs, and activities designed to help people use critical thinking, and to make science relevant to their daily lives.

We interpret Scripps Institution of Oceanography research, emphasizing the interdisciplinary nature of the science used to study Earth, and inspiring public support of scientific endeavors.

We promote conservation through education and research, believing that with increased understanding of the ocean, people will respect and protect the marine environment
Phone 1(858) 534-3474
Emailaquariuminfo@ucsd.edu
Handicapped AccessibleYes
Websitewww.aquarium.ucsd.edu
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Last Updated5/21/2012
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