Tuesday, January 29, 2013
Celebrate Springtime in the Sea during 'EGGStravaganza' at Birch Aquarium at Scripps
Family-friendly program includes special hands-on activities highlighting the wonder of reproduction in the ocean
Scripps Institution of Oceanography / University of California, San Diego
March 30 - April 5
11 a.m. - 3 p.m. daily
Children of all ages can learn about reproduction in the ocean during EGGStravaganza at Birch Aquarium, March 30 - April 5.
Included with aquarium admission
Spring is an "eggs-tra" special time of year when many ocean animals are hatched or born. Visit Birch Aquarium at Scripps Institution of Oceanography, UC San Diego, to celebrate the wonders of reproduction in the sea. Spring EGGStravaganza offers hands-on family fun with marine animals and their eggs, from 11 a.m. to 3 p.m., March 30 - April 5. Activities are included with aquarium admission.
Come face-to-face with egg-laying marine animals, including squids, fishes and sharks. Create a shark egg craft, listen to story times and participate in a unique underwater egg hunt (no baskets needed).
About Birch Aquarium at ScrippsBirch 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.
Location: 2300 Expedition Way, La Jolla, Calif.
Hours: 9 a.m.-5 p.m. daily
$14 Adult, 18+
$10 Senior, 60+
$9.50 Youth, 3-17
Free Children, 2 and under
Free Aquarium Members
Directions: From Interstate 5, exit at La Jolla Village Drive.
West one mile. Left on Expedition Way.
Parking: Birch Aquarium offers three-hour courtesy parking.
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