The Birch Aquarium in San Diego was a much smaller experience than we had anticipated. We arrived late in the day which shaped our experience, as it was about to close in an hour. Had we gone earlier or during peak times, we may have had an entirely different experience. For example, the touch pools outside were a big draw for us, but by the time we arrived, they were closing the area down for the day. Something that really made a big impact before we even entered the aquarium were the life size whale sculpture water features. It’s rare that you get to position yourself alongside such an immense creature.
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