Explore the mystery of life along San Diego’s coastline during tidepooling excursions beginning in November with Birch Aquarium at Scripps Institution of Oceanography, UC San Diego. Late fall through early spring is an excellent time to explore tide pools, as low daytime tides reveal wider beaches and pools teeming with native marine life such as hermit crabs, sea hares, and sea anemones.
Aquarium naturalists will show participants how to tread lightly through these fragile ecosystems and help them discover the wonderful world of tide pools. Ages 2 and older. Ages 2-13 must be accompanied by a paid adult. Directions to meeting place will be provided at time of RSVP.
Members: $12, Public: $15
RSVP REQUIRED: 858-534-7336 or online
Nov. 3, 2-4 p.m., False Point
Nov. 16: 1:30-3:30 p.m., Dike Rock
Nov. 30: 12:30-2:30 p.m., False Point
Dec. 1: 1-3 p.m., Dike Rock
Dec. 29: 12-2 p.m., False Point
Dec. 31: 1:30-3:30 p.m., Dike Rock
Jan. 12: 1-3 p.m., False Point
Feb. 1: 3-5 p.m., Dike Rock
March 1: 2-4 p.m., False Point
March 2: 3-5 p.m., Dike Rock
About Birch Aquarium at Scripps
Birch Aquarium at Scripps is the public exploration center for the world-renowned Scripps Institution of Oceanography at UC San Diego. Perched on a bluff overlooking the Pacific Ocean, the aquarium features more than 60 habitats of fish and invertebrates from the cold waters of the Pacific Northwest to the tropical waters of Mexico and beyond. An interactive museum showcases research discoveries by Scripps scientists on climate, earth and ocean science and features five dozen interactive elements. Accredited by the Association of Zoos and Aquariums, Birch Aquarium has an annual attendance of more than 436,000, including 40,000 school children.