Students explore purple sea urchins during a Discovery Lab class.

School Programs


Registration for the 2014/2015 school year is rapidly approaching. Be on the lookout in early September to book your favorite discovery labs, self guided visits, or outreach programs. Questions? Please give us a call or email us.

Birch Aquarium Mission

We are dedicated to our threefold mission: to provide ocean science education, to interpret Scripps research, and to promote conservation. Our school programs are structured to provide interactive, inquiry-based science programming infused with current Scripps Oceanography research. Classroom lessons are aligned with the California State Science Content Standards and with National Science Standards.

As you explore our web pages, you may click on any  “Register Online” button to get to your personalized store-locator page to book a reservation. Choose your school name and use the password we have provided for your organization. If you do not know the password, please call 858-534-7336. If this is the first time your school will be visiting Birch Aquarium, click on ‘Apply Now’ to create your school profile. 

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