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when: Jun 29, 2018 - Mar 31, 2019 at Varies
where: La Jolla, Birch Aquarium at Scripps, 2300 Expedition Way, San Diego, Ca
cost: Included with admission: $18.50/adults; $14/kids
It’s a Bird, It’s a Plane, it’s a … Giant Tube Worm? Head to Birch Aquarium at Scripps to visit Oddities: Hidden Heroes of the Scripps Collections, a comic book-inspired exhibit that highlights the astonishing adaptations (aka super powers) of ocean species. Oddities is created in partnership with the team from the Scripps Oceanographic Collections, where millions of specimens allow scientists to understand some of the amazing adaptations marine creatures have developed to survive. From super vision and invisibility to protective armor and the ability to create electricity to zap prey, real marine creatures do amazing things every day that stretch even the wildest imagination. The interactive exhibit will include examples of some of the most unique creatures from all depths and highlight how they have inspired everything from cinema and pop culture to medicine and engineering. Guests will learn what it takes to collect scientific samples and have the opportunity to test out some of these unique adaptations through creature cosplay.