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Seas 'N' Greetings At Birch Aquarium


  • WHEN Ongoing from now until December 31, 2020[days & times]
  • WHERE Birch Aquarium at Scripps, 2300 Expedition Way, La Jolla, CA
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  • AGES All ages
  • COST $12 - $19.50

The magic of the holidays meets the magic of the underwater world at Birch Aquarium during Seas ‘n’ Greetings, a holiday celebration featuring SEAsonal music and decor the whole family will love. This year’s celebration has moved entirely outdoors from Nov. 28 to Dec. 31 from 9 a.m. to 5 p.m. (closed on Christmas Eve and Christmas day).

On Tidepool Plaza, guests can take in epic ocean views while touching juvenile Swell Sharks, Horn Sharks and Round Rays in the aquarium’s newest exhibit. Additional outdoor activities can be found on the south side of the aquarium, on Smargon Courtyard, which is now tented in preparation for winter weather. There, guests can enjoy some of their favorite animals outdoors, including tropical species like cleaner shrimp, local animals including Leopard Sharks and rays, and baby animals from our nursery, as well as several hands-on activities.

The Education Courtyard has also been activated, to make the most of the aquarium’s outdoor spaces. There, guests can explore elements of the popular Oddities: Hidden Heroes of the Scripps Collections exhibition, while learning more about the superpowers of ocean creatures. Fun photo opportunities abound with a 12-foot-tall ocean-themed holiday tree, an 18-foot-tall inflatable octopus, a life-sized cutout of Scuba Santa, and the ocean views that have made Birch Aquarium famous.

Seas ‘n’ Greetings is included in the cost of admission and free for members. Tickets must be reserved in advance online for a specific date and time to visit (even for members). Face coverings are required for all guests ages 2+. For more information, visit

Dates and times of events are subject to change without notice. Always check the event organizer's website for the most updated schedule before attending. Check local COVID-19 restrictions and updates.

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