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SEAsons Greetings & Giveaway

Each week this month we are profiling one of our favorite San Diego non-profits and giving you the chance to enter to win a membership, admission or event ticket in support of that organization. Today’s spotlight is on the Birch Aquarium at Scripps.

What we love: The aquarium displays at Birch Aquarium are mesmerizing to toddlers and adults alike, and the entire campus is easy and entertaining to walk through. Kids especially love the turtle, tide pool and shark feeding events. Aquarium staff help visitors interact with sea stars, sea anemones, hermit crabs, sea cucumbers and lobsters found in the aquarium’s Tide Pool Plaza. In the summer, parents can enjoy live outdoor concerts while the kids play in the plaza.

Families who enjoy the aquarium should “dive deeper” by checking out their off-property education opportunities including naturalist-led tide pooling adventures in La Jolla and Point Loma and whale watching expeditions in San Diego Bay.

my family tide pooling with Birch Aquarium naturalists

What we’re offering: Enter for your chance to win a 2018 family membership to Birch Aquarium good for two adults and up to four children by leaving a comment below. If you become our winner, all year long you’ll have unlimited access to the aquarium, four complimentary guest passes, invitations to members-only events and discounts to camps and educational programs.

When we’re going: Visit this month to see Scuba Santa in action and to participate in the annual Holiday Night Lights event and learn about bioluminescence. Winter is the best time to tide pool in San Diego since there are many low tides during the daylight hours. Birch Aquarium hosts guided tide pooling adventures all season long.

photo credit Birch Aquarium blog

Fine print: The winner of our giving Tuesday/December contest will be announced on December 23rd. Each week a different non-profit will be highlighted, and readers are invited to enter for a chance to win a membership or admission. All entries will be collected and entered. One entry will be randomly selected to win and awarded the prize of their choice. Readers may enter every week during the month of December. Only one name and prize will be selected. 

  1. Bethany says:

    This would be so amazing to win! Especially to see the turtle events. I have been obsessed with turtles since I was a little girl and am passing on the love to my own kids!

  2. Juli Macias says:

    My family hasn’t been able to get here yet. This would be exciting. Thank you. Good luck to all.

  3. Marylou says:

    Love to be considered!

  4. Amanda overton says:

    Great opportunity this is would such a great gift.

  5. Danielle Mather says:

    We would be so excited to win this! Thanks for doing such an awesome give away!

  6. Erin Flores says:

    This would be awesome!

  7. Shawna enriquez says:

    Thank you

  8. Wendy says:

    My Boys love the sharks!

  9. Bo says:

    Please pick us!

  10. Marisa Cunningham says:

    We’d love to come back to this wonderful place!

  11. Brittany foreman says:

    This is so awesome

  12. Brandy Garner says:

    We would love to be considered for this!

  13. Susan Harris says:

    We would love to be able to attend the aquarium all year!

  14. Kat Sue says:

    This would be an amazing membership for my 3 kids to enjoy!!

  15. Jasmine Richards says:

    We love the aquarium ! It would be awesome to win! Thanks Moms Guide

  16. Erin Hawn says:

    Scuba Santa?! Amazing! The aquarium was one of our first outings after we had our daughter. We love it there.❤️

  17. Sarah says:

    We would love to win passes!

  18. Cara Hinchman says:

    This would be such an amazing family Christmas gift!

  19. Kevin says:

    This would be awesome! Our daughter and family would love it.

  20. Jessica says:

    My family loves the large aquarium and tide poold. We would so enjoy a membership!

  21. Anya M says:

    We love the aquarium! My little guy loves seeing all the fish and racing the boats in the patio area.

  22. Amy M says:

    My family would love to have a pass. We love the tide pool exhibit.

  23. Sarah says:

    This would be an amazing gift for my family! My two preschoolers would be thrilled to see scuba santa 🙂

  24. It’s a really educational aquarium, one of the best! My daughter learned so much about Rock Fish and Lion Fish on our last visit. My favorite has to be the octopus! Always a great day out!🐠🐟🐡🐙

  25. Jennifer says:

    This aquarium is so special! One of my absolute favorites.

  26. Gail Currier says:

    I was suppose to chaperone my daughters preschool trip to the aquarium but she was sick the day of so I told her we’d go another day as a mother daughter date but have not yet, would love to sunrise my kids with this. Thank you for sharing.

  27. Joseph says:

    Our favorite thing to do at the Birch Aquarium are the tide pools!

  28. Courtney says:

    I would love to see scuba Santa!!!

  29. Veronica says:

    That wouls awesome if we win! We love going to the Birch Aquarium 😁

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