Birch Aquarium at Scripps

Since Scripps Institution of Oceanography's beginnings, it has supported programs to increase the public's understanding of the oceans and to interpret scientific endeavors.

The mission of Birch Aquarium at Scripps is to provide ocean science education, to interpret Scripps research, and to promote ocean conservation. The aquarium provides education through creative exhibits, programs, and activities designed to help people use critical thinking, and to make science relevant to their daily lives. Scripps research is interpreted through an emphasis on the interdisciplinary nature of ocean and earth studies.