Omni La Costa Resort & Spa (Carlsbad)
2100 Costa Del Mar Road
Carlsbad, California 92009

Birch Aquarium

Aquarium in La Jolla

Birch Aquarium is one of the best aquariums in California, featuring more than 5,000 specimens representing more than 380 species of fish and invertebrates. Birch Aquarium is located in La Jolla, a prime spot with many amenities close by for families and kids. The aquarium is close to several great shopping outlets and ocean-view restaurants.

  • Overlooking the Pacific Ocean, the aquarium houses more than 60 habitats of fish and invertebrates from the cold waters of the Pacific Northwest to the tropical waters of Mexico. 
  • An oceanographic museum showcases research discoveries by scientists on climate, earth and ocean science. 
  • The aquarium's tide pools offer shows you won't want to miss. There are animal feedings, creative exhibits, interactive programs and educational activities the whole family will enjoy.

Things to Know Before You Visit Birch Aquarium

  • Live Kelp Cam | Get excited about your trip by checking out this live camera featuring a variety of fish in the two-story, 70,000 gallon tank.
  • Ticket Discount | Stop by the Concierge to receive a brochure offering $3 off tickets for up to six people.
  • Parking | Complimentary for up to three hours

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