Go under the sea with Birch Aquarium at Scripps

Birch Aquarium at Scripps Institution of Oceanography is more than just an aquarium: It's a working laboratory.

WHAT TO SEE:

Research in Action: 100 Island Challenge is new for the summer in the aquarium's Hall of Fishes.  Check out the experimental reef that allows scientists to develop coral research techniques, and test ideas and equipment before they travel to remote parts of the world.

The Infinity Cube immerses you in the world of bioluminescence.  Watch as dinoflagellates react to stimulants like a human heartbeat.

Tickets:

Adult: $18.50

Child (3-17): $14

Senior (60+): $15.50

Students with ID, UCSD staff: $15

$2 off for Military ID holders

Hours:

9 a.m. - 5 p.m. daily.  Closed on Thanksgiving, Christmas and New Year's day.

INSIDER TIP:

Moms and Dads won't want to miss the Green Flash Concert Series at the Tide Pool Plaza through September.

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