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Dive into Ocean Adventures during Summer Camps at Birch Aquarium at Scripps

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Camps for older children include surfing and snorkeling lessons.

Camps for older children include surfing and snorkeling lessons.

Scripps Institution of Oceanography/University of California, San Diego, announce their summer camp programs perfect for preschoolers on up:

Explore the ocean from top to bottom during Summer Learning Adventure Camps offered through Birch Aquarium at Scripps Institution of Oceanography, UC San Diego. These fun and engaging marine science programs ‹ designed for ages 4-15 ‹ inspire understanding and stewardship of the ocean and its inhabitants. Camps run from June 29 to Sept. 4. Registration begins March 17!

Experience live animal encounters, hands-on activities and field excursions for an entire week or just a day. Camps feature amazing ocean creatures, myths of the sea, gooey dissections, the remarkable world of sharks, adventures in oceanography and the chance to learn how to surf and snorkel.

Birch Aquarium Summer Learning Adventure Camps are accredited by the American Camp Association. This nationally recognized accreditation ensures the aquarium meets more than 300 quality standards and provides a safe and nurturing environment for campers.

A complete Summer Learning Adventure Camps schedule can be found online at http://aquarium.ucsd.edu or by calling 858-534-7336. Camps often sell out, so early reservations are encouraged.

About Birch Aquarium at Scripps:

Birch 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 the Caribbean. An interactive museum showcases research discoveries by Scripps scientists on climate, Earth and ocean science. Accredited by the Association of Zoos and Aquariums, Birch Aquarium has an annual attendance of more than 400,000, including 45,000 school children.


Visit Birch Aquarium at Scripps:

2300 Expedition Way, La Jolla, Calif.



9 a.m.-5 p.m. daily

$11              Adult, 18+
$9               Senior, 60+
$7.50            Youth, 3-17
Free             Children, 2 and under
Free             Scripps Oceanographic Society Members

From Interstate 5, exit at La Jolla Village Drive. West one mile. Left on Expedition Way.

Birch Aquarium offers three-hour courtesy parking.

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