Seahorse Tours Are Back At Birch Aquarium

Just in time for winter break, Birch Aquarium at Scripps Institution of Oceanography at UC San Diego is relaunching its popular Behind-the-Scenes Seahorse Tours on Dec. 21.

The one-hour-long private tour, led by an expert ocean educator, takes groups of up to six people behind the scenes to explore the fascinating world of seahorses. Guests will get a glimpse of seahorse babies, learn about Birch Aquarium’s renowned breeding program, and experience what it takes to care for these unique fish – including an opportunity to feed them.

“We are thrilled to be bringing behind-the-scenes tours back for our guests to enjoy,” said Director of Education Megan Malaska Medley. “We have revamped the tours of the past to make them a fun, safe and educational experience for guests.”

Tours are expected to sell out!

Behind-the-Scenes Seahorse Tours take place daily at 10:30AM and 1PM and are limited to one group of six people from the same family group or pod. The cost includes up to six people and is $250 for the general public/$225 members. Aquarium admission is separate and is $24.95 for adults, $19.95 for children ages 3-17 and free for aquarium members.

Space is limited and it is anticipated that tours will sell out. Guests can check availability and book online in advance through Birch Aquarium’s webstore here. Photography is not permitted in the seahorse breeding areas.

Safety is still a top priority

As with all Birch Aquarium programs and events, safety is a top priority. Participants must be 8 years old or older, and minors must be accompanied by a paid adult. Closed-toed shoes are required on the tour and face coverings must be worn indoors and out regardless of vaccination status.

Behind the scenes penguin tours will also be available when Beyster Family Little Blue Penguins opens next summer. For more information, visit here.

See you there, San Diego!

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