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Host Your Next Event at Birch Aquarium

Where science meets sophistication.

Located high on a bluff with dramatic ocean views, Birch Aquarium at Scripps is a unique and engaging venue for any event. Our one of-a-kind facility includes more than 60 diverse marine habitats and features a two-story Giant Kelp Forest, where guests feel surrounded by the ocean world. Birch Aquarium is the public outreach center for the renowned Scripps Institution of Oceanography, UC San Diego, and invites your guests to dive into the cutting-edge research being done to understand and protect our ocean planet.


Let's create the Best. Day. Ever. 

Your special event directly supports Birch Aquarium’s mission to connect understanding to protecting our ocean planet. Not only will an event at Birch Aquarium create lasting memories, but it will also inspire ocean conservation by supporting exhibits, animal care, and education programs. Our experienced Special Events Team is here to help you create memorable events for conventions, corporate events, professional events, academic retreats, wedding receptions and ceremonies, social gatherings, and family celebrations. The venue is available for both exclusive after-hours events and for semi-private daytime functions.

Corporate Events

Corporate Events

Host your next company event



Say "I do" with the fishes


Social Events

The perfect venue for any event

With spectacular views outside and an ocean world of wonder inside, Birch Aquarium is a unique and engaging venue for your next event.

Header photo courtesy of Xavier Bailey Photography