Snorkel local waters with Birch Aquarium

Get off the beach this summer and explore the wonders of SoCal waters with a variety of outings, courtesy of the Birch Aquarium at Scripps Institution of Oceanography, UC San Diego.

Join aquarium naturalists who lead two different weekend excursions to get face-to-face with the marine life that lives just off the La Jolla coast.

Choose from two programs:

Snorkel with the Sharks
Dates: July 9, 23 and 30; Aug. 27, Sept. 10

Swim with schooling leopard sharks, smoothhound sharks and guitarfish while enjoying the mild surf and gently sloping beach of La Jolla Shores. See rays, flatfish, sand dwelling invertebrates and coastal sea life.

 Time: 8-10 a.m.
Cost: $30 per person
Ages: 10+ (minors must be accompanied by a paid adult) 

Snorkel La Jolla Cove
Dates: Aug. 6 and 20

Enjoy the calm, picturesque waters of La Jolla Cove, part of the San Diego-La Jolla Underwater Park and Ecological Reserve. Discover the exotic playground of such beautiful creatures as garibaldi, lobsters and octopuses. Learn what it’s like to live in a state-protected ecosystem.

Time: 8-10 a.m.
Cost: $30
Ages: 10+ (minors must be accompanied by a paid adult

Intermediate swimming ability is required and previous snorkeling experience is recommended. Participants must supply their own gear.

RSVP required for both programs. To register, call 858-534-7336 or online at