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Outdoor Adventures
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Birch Aquarium at Scripps offers Outdoor Adventures--such as Tidepooling, Grunion Run, and Full Moon Pier Walks--with our naturalists. These programs vary by season and are determined by local weather patterns and conditions.

Please note that these activities have limited capacities and pre-registration is required to attend.

Grunion Run
Regular Price: $20.00
Member Price: $18.00
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Get ready for a true Southern California experience! Observe hundreds of small silver fish called grunion ride the waves onto La Jolla beaches to spawn. Before hitting the beach, see grunion hatch before your eyes and watch a short film about this mysterious fish. Prepare for cool, wet conditions and bring a flashlight.

Advanced registration is required. All participants are required to purchase a ticket. For ages 6+ (Minors must be accompanied by a paid adult).

Does not meet at Birch Aquarium.