Birch Aquarium San Diego

Love aquariums? I do! There’s a great little aquarium tucked right into the La Jolla cove called the Birch Aquarium. A great place for all ages, this aquarium showcases jellyfish, a seahorse exhibit, climate change displays, sharks, a huge octopus and much more! The exhibit overlooks the Scripps Coastal Reserve and you can look at the beautiful view while you explore the Aquarium’s tide pools. Parking is free and close to the exhibit.  College students can go for as little as $7, Adult tickets are $17, and children tickets vary at lower prices They also offer senior and Military discounts.

 The display expands through two hallways, as well as the outdoor area. It’s not a very big exhibit, which is nice because it’s not overwhelming. If you’re looking for an educational aspect right on the beautiful coast, I suggest you take a look at the Birch Aquarium.

Art Museums in Balboa Park

San Diego isn’t all about the beach and nightlife, it also offers a rich variety of culture and history. If you prefer museums to sunbathing, or want to channel your inner artsy side, Balboa Park is home to fifteen museums, IMAX films, tours, and interactive exhibits.  Recently I toured the Timken Museum of Art which was FREE and exhibited art from different periods, some dating back to the 1300s. Besides the multiple museums there are also several gardens to enjoy. My favorite was the Lilly Garden.

Many of the exhibits are inexpensive to visit and the gardens are free. Balboa Park also offers seasonal and weekend events. For example, they host a haunted maze for Halloween and a Christmas-inspired Winter fest. To check out upcoming events like these and get the know on San Diego’s best museums, visit http://www.balboapark.org