Oceanography The Official Magazine of
The Oceanography Society
Volume 16 Issue 03

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Volume 16, No. 3
Pages 105 - 106


Public Aquariums and Museums at Scripps

Donald Wilkie
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The public aquariums and museums at Scripps Institution of Oceanography trace their origin back to 1903 when a group of San Diego citizens formed the Marine Biological Association of San Diego, the founding organization of Scripps Institution. The purposes of the association were to establish a research institution that would carry out a biological and hydrological survey of the waters of the Pacific Ocean, and build and maintain a public aquarium and museum. Early public exhibits consisted of a few aquaria in the main Scripps laboratory building and some marine artifacts placed on laboratory tables.


Wilkie, D. 2003. Public aquariums and museums at Scripps. Oceanography 16(3):105–106, https://doi.org/10.5670/oceanog.2003.39.

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