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Summer Camp Ocean-Science Rap

Each year, we invite ocean-minded high school and college students to join our staff as Summer Interns. This creative and enthusiastic group often comes up with fun ways to connect with our summer campers.

Check out this awesome ocean rap that interns Alexx Robles & Kasey Ober wrote for our youngsters.

Books for Kids: Poetry in the Ocean

By Leorah Gavidor, Gift Shop blogger

Have you ever thought about diving in to poetry? Pick up this trio of ocean-themed children’s poetry books at Birch Aquarium at Scripps and delve into an underwater world of curious creatures, imaginative language, and engaging illustrations that combine marine biology and poetry. Try reading one aloud at bedtime for [...]

Q&A with the Banana Slugs

After rocking the tide pools at Birch Aquarium at Scripps last week, Doug “Dirt” Greenfield of the Banana Slug String Band answered some of our questions about the band and their mission to educate listeners about the environment.

Q. Let’s start with one of the most recognizable elements of your band – your name! How [...]

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 [...]