Shark Summer Makes a Splash at Birch Aquarium

It’s Shark Summer at Birch Aquarium! Have you ever wondered what species swim in our local waters? Or wanted to know what makes sharks such unique animals? This July, dive deep into the world of these amazing animals, with fin-tastic fun for shark fans of all ages!

Shark Summer celebrates the vital role sharks play in the ecosystem, while shining a light on the important conservation work and research being done to protect them.

“Birch Aquarium is partnered with SAFE Sharks and Rays to take action that supports shark and ray populations around the globe,” said Brent Fish, Aquarist. “Like so many other species, sharks and rays face threats to their habitats and ecosystems, and they need our help.”

Shark Summer Activities

Catch shark feedings, trivia nights, weekend activations, and more throughout the month. Weekend activities will take place July 13 to 14, 20 to 21, and 27 to 28, with additional activities during the week.

Birch Aquarium at Scripps

Shark Summer schedule of events include:

  • Scheduled Shark Feedings: Tuesdays and Thursdays at 1 PM, Saturdays at 11:30 AM
  • Scheduled Kelp Forest Dives: Saturdays, Sundays, Tuesdays and Thursdays at 10:30 AM
  • Shark Exploration Stations: Saturdays and Sundays
  • Meet the Shark Specialist Station: July 13 & 14
  • Shark-Themed Oceans at Night: July 25
  • Trivia Nights featuring Scripps researcher interactions with drinks and food available for purchase on Blue Beach: Wednesdays, July 17 and 31, from 5 PM to 6:30 PM
Shark Summer at Birch Aquarium

During Shark Summer, proceeds collected in the donation box in the aquarium’s Galleria benefit the Association of Zoos and Aquariums SAFE Sharks and Rays program.

The program is a collaborative effort by more than 60 organizations nationwide to work together to save the more than 1200 species of sharks and rays worldwide from extinction through evidence-based education and communication.

Shark Summer

See you there!

Activities offered during normal business hours are included with the cost of General Admission, while others (such as Oceans at Night) require separate admission. Visit here for the daily schedule with all of the details.

Now, through Labor Day, the aquarium is open from 9 AM to 7 PM on select nights. Advanced reservations are recommended for all guests except members.

To know more about Shark Summer at Birch Aquarium, visit here.

See you there, San Diego!

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