The public center for the renowned Scripps Institution of Oceanography (of University of California, San Diego), this award-winning aquarium has many fantastic exhibits, with oceanic species from all over the Pacific Ocean displayed, as well as sharks, a tide pool, a large kelp tank, and a coral reef (with actual living coral). The museum also has some spectacular views of the ocean and La Jolla as well as some nifty tide pools where you can touch tide-pool animals.
Birch Aquarium at Scripps, University of California - San Diego, La Jolla, CA 92037, USA
Birch Aquarium at Scripps and Nearby Attractions on Map
University of California San Diego(1.8 km)
A combination of a small liberal arts college and a large research university, UCSD has a good reputation locally and offers some interesting sights.
La Jolla Cove(2.5 km)
A very popular beach for swimming, scuba diving and snorkeling, set against beautiful sea cliffs.
The Cave Store(2.6 km)
Built on top of a sea cave, this gift shop offers tours of a small cavern open to the ocean.
Salk Institute of Biological Studies(2.4 km)
Near UCSD is this architectural monolith; the structure for this noted institution is built out of unfinished concrete and perched atop the cliffs overlooking the ocean.
Torrey Pines Gliderport(2.6 km)
Learn to hang glide here.
Athenaeum Music & Arts Library(3 km)
A nonprofit, membership library which sponsors art exhibitions, concerts, lectures, and art classes.
La Jolla Shores(0.9 km)
In north La Jolla, this beach has some of the gentlest waves of any beach in San Diego.
Black's Beach(2.6 km)
Set against high cliffs, Black's Beach is the largest nude beach in the country.
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