The Coast News Group

Visit the tidepools during winter break

LA JOLLA — At Birch Aquarium at 2300 Expedition Way, winter is an excellent time to explore local tide pools because lower tides reveal wider beaches and pools teeming with native marine life, such as hermit crabs, sea hares and sea anemones.
Aquarium naturalists will guide participants through these fragile environments and identify inhabitants. The cost is $12, ages 2 and older. Directions to the chosen tide pool location will be provided at time of RSVP by calling (858) 534-7336
Tidepooling Adventures are scheduled for 12:30 to 2:30 p.m. Dec. 13, 1:30 to 3:30 p.m. Dec. 30 and noon to 2 p.m. Jan. 10.
To reach the aquarium, from Interstate 5, exit at La Jolla Village Drive, go west one mile and turn left on Expedition Way. Birch Aquarium offers three-hour courtesy parking.