• Birch Aquarium

    The Birch Aquarium is part of the Scripps Institute of Oceanography and the University of California San Diego, and is one of the largest oceanographic museums in the country. The Birch is a small aquarium with wide range of sea creatures such as whales, weedy sea dragons, seahorse, spine fish and more.  It has a 55,000 gallon kelp forest with leopard sharks, garibaldi, and giant sea bass. You can also visit the tide pool discovery station outside the aquarium.