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Birch Aquarium Shines a Light on Sustainability

By Kate Jirik, Birch Aquarium science educator and naturalist

Birch Aquarium at Scripps is taking gradual steps toward sustainable business practices. Our most recent success involved upgrading 150 exhibit lights to energy-efficient light-emitting diode (LED) bulbs. Find out why this facility improvement means so much to us.

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Exhibit carpenter Kevin Stephens has been [...]

Birch Aquarium Recognized for Sustainable Leadership

Senator Christine Kehoe (right) congratulates Catie Fyfe and Charina Layman of Birch Aquarium at Scripps.

Birch Aquarium’s efforts to be sustainable and to teach the community about sustainable living garnered special recognition yesterday. The California Center for Sustainable Energy honored the aquarium with its Sustainable Community Leadership award during the Center’s eighth annual Energy All-Star Award Ceremony.

The [...]

October SEA Days: Scientist Q&A

Dr. Andrea Cook of the California Center for Sustainable Energy

On the third Saturday of each month, a scientist from Scripps Institution of Oceanography or elsewhere in the community joins our special SEA Days program to share their exciting research with aquarium visitors.

To celebrate national Solar Energy Month this Saturday, we will welcome [...]

Boundless Energy is Open!

Happy Opening Day!

We couldn’t have been more excited to open the gates this morning to Boundless Energy. And it seems like our visitors –especially the kids – really like this new addition.

Hope you visit soon.

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One Week To Go…

Our first preview reception for Boundless Energy is next Wednesday, so we have one week until the new exhibit needs to be ready.

Anyone who has worked in the museum/attraction biz knows how hectic things can be leading up to an opening. Our stellar exhibits team is working feverishly to ensure that everything is up [...]

Boundless Energy construction on schedule

Construction is progressing well for our Boundless Energy exhibit, opening this summer. Crews have outlined all of the major exhibit sections and have begun to install the physical components.

Check out the exciting progression below, from the installation of wind turbines, to the raising of canopies for the Ocean Power section, to the appearance of [...]

Boundless Energy update

Construction continues on our new Boundless Energy exhibit, opening July 9.

Check out these photos from the last two weeks. Underground construction is now finished and the wind turbines are being installed. Boundless Energy will feature fascinating technology used to harness energy sources such as wind, water, and the sun.

Thanks to all of our [...]

‘Boundless’ Construction

Visitors can expend their energy and recharge at a dynamic play area for children.

If you visited the aquarium in the last few weeks, you probably noticed your path blocked to Smargon Courtyard. Construction is underway for our newest exhibit – Boundless Energy – opening July 9!

Visitors can power a mechanical fish [...]