Each year, Birch Aquarium at Scripps and graduate students at UC San Diego’s Department of Music team up for Springfest, which encourages composers, performers, and sound producers to launch daring projects. Springfest 2017 kicks off April 9 with the fifth annual IMMERSION event, where guests are invited to explore the aquarium’s galleries to enjoy musical experiences inspired by the sea and our rapidly changing planet. Performances feature diverse genres of music and experimental sound and will be spaced throughout the aquarium. Springfest: IMMERSION is $12 for the public and $9 for Birch Aquarium members and UC San Diego students and faculty (with ID). Splash Café by The French Gourmet will be open with food and drink for purchase. IMMERSION tickets are available online at aquarium.ucsd.edu. Pre-purchase is recommended for this popular event. Annual memberships are also available. For more information on UC San Diego’s Springfest week of events, visit ucsdmusic.blogspot.com.