By Jessica Z. Crawford
Get charged up about the future of energy at Birch Aquarium at Scripps! Boundless Energy is a new interactive exhibit that celebrates the innovative ways we can use natural forces to power our lives.
This new, outdoor playground features cool technology powered by the sun, the wind, and ocean motion. Visitors can propel a mechanical fish with solar energy, explore towering wind turbines, and create green energy out of the blue at wave and water tables. In addition, children can expend their own “boundless energy” in a kinetic play area filled with stations that encourage active minds and energetic play.
Within the exhibit, visitors will also learn about the sustainable practices in action all over the UC San Diego campus, including Birch Aquarium and Scripps Institution of Oceanography.
Boundless Energy, made possible by lead sponsor Sempra Energy Foundation, is a natural extension to Feeling the Heat: the Climate Challenge, Birch Aquarium’s award-winning exhibit on climate change. More than 2 million people are expected to visit Boundless Energy during its five-year run.
Boundless Energy is included with general aquarium admission. Discover how we can harness the renewable energy of the wind, sun and waves to assure a bright future for us all—one with clear skies, clean water and healthy oceans.
Birch Aquarium at Scripps is open from 9 a.m.-5 p.m. daily. Visit aquarium.ucsd.edu for more information.