World Oceans Day celebration set at Birch Aquarium

LA JOLLA — Celebrate “World Oceans Day” June 8, with a visit to Birch Aquarium at the Scripps Institute of Oceanography at 2300 Expedition Way.
Honor our connection to the ocean and raise awareness about the need to protect its life after viewing the 70,000-gallon kelp forest tank or touching real shark skin.
The day also marks the 50th anniversary of the Dr. Seuss classic “One Fish, Two Fish, Red Fish, Blue Fish,” so visitors can explore the aquarium by spotting fish with unusual names and odd shapes.
A fish-themed scavenger hunt and story times will be also be held throughout the day. All activities are included with paid admission to the aquarium. Cost is $12 for adults, $9 for seniors, $8.50 for youth ages three to 17. Children ages 2 and under are free. The aquarium is open daily from 9 a.m. to 5 p.m. Complimentary three-hour guest parking is included with visit. For more information, visit


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