Tidepooling Adventure

Explore Where the Sea Meets the Land 

Visit a local tide pool to learn how these amazing habitats and their inhabitants truly survive between a rock and a hard place.

The optimal season for tidepooling is December - March when minus tides reveal wider beaches and tide pools teeming with life. During those months, you can sign up for a Tidepooling Adventure where our trained naturalists will show you how to tread lightly during your visit and help you discover the wonderful world of tide pools.

For ages 2+ (tickets required). Under 15 must be accompanied by a paid adult. 
Tidepooling Adventures do not meet at Birch Aquarium.


Birch Aquarium Members: $15
Public: $18

Pre-purchase required.

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A Note on Tide Pool Accessibility 

The tide pools are marine protected environments; as such, parts of the Tidepooling Adventures experience will require physical ability to navigate slopes without a rail, descend and ascend a flight of stairs (False Point location), walk on sand covered beach, and safely navigate rocky terrain that may be slippery, loose and/or sharp. Guests should expect to stand and walk for up to an hour. To achieve the full experience, guests will need to be able to bend and/or squat to look into the rock pools. For accommodation requests, please contact our Tidepooling Adventures team at 858-534-7336 or email us

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