Facility Access Information

Wheelchair Parking Location
Within the traffic circle out front
Main Entrance
0 steps
Café / Restaurant
Café/Restaurant is wheelchair accessible
Wheelchairs Available
Visitor Services
Accessible Restrooms
All restrooms are accessible
Service Animals
Sitting Area Location
Outside by the cafe and inside the aquarium
Galleries and Exhibits
Tactile or Multisensory Exhibits
Feeling the Heat: The Climate Challenge,
There's Something About Seahorses,
Hall of Fishes,
Tide Pool Plaza,
Shark Reef,
Wonders of Water
Information about Programs and Upcoming Exhibits
You can find out about our regular and accessible programs from
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Media (You Tube) available for visitors participating in institutions online
Birch Aquarium at Scripps is the public exploration center for the world-renowned Scripps Institution of Oceanography at UC San Diego. Perched on a bluff overlooking the Pacific Ocean, the aquarium features more than 60 habitats of fishes and invertebrates from the cold waters of the Pacific Northwest to the tropical waters of Mexico and beyond. An interactive museum showcases research discoveries by Scripps scientists on climate, earth and ocean science.