Birch Aquarium at Scripps
Commercial Filming Guidelines
Birch Aquarium at Scripps considers requests for commercial filming, including movies, television shows, music videos, commercials, and advertisements. Please review these Filming Guidelines. Our contact information is below.
Background:Birch Aquarium at Scripps is the public exploration center for the world-renowned Scripps Institution of Oceanography at UC San Diego in La Jolla, California. The aquarium sits atop a bluff overlooking the institution and the dazzling Pacific coast.
Locations Fees:Fees depend upon a number of factors, including the nature of the project, the intended market, the promotional value to the aquarium, and the potential disruption to the aquarium and its staff.
Standard fee: $5,000 daily or any part thereof
Additional fees for staff time, parking, and/or damage may apply
Scheduling:*At least one-week notice to the Scripps Communications Office is required for any on-site filming project request.
*Production company representative must sign Scripps liability release form before filming can begin.
*Production company must provide copy of insurance coverage form before filming can begin.
* Requests are reviewed on a case-by-case basis. Not all requests are granted.
Payment:Check for full payment payable to U.C. Regents must be provided to the Scripps Communications Office prior to filming.
Business Hours:Birch Aquarium at Scripps: Daily 9 a.m. - 5 p.m.
--Closed Thanksgiving Day, Christmas Day, and New Year's Day
Primary Contact:Jessica Crawford
Scripps Communications Office
Alternate Contact:Scripps Communications Office