Birch Aquarium strives to be fully accessible to all of our guests. The majority of Birch Aquarium is all on one level, with the exception of the outdoor Tide Pool Plaza, which has ramps.


Birch Aquarium has designated handicapped parking spaces available as well as the option of curbside pickup and drop-off in the traffic circle near the ticket booth.


All of Birch Aquarium is wheelchair accessible. There are ramps available at Tide Pool Plaza and the rest of the facility is on one level. If you would like to borrow a wheelchair for your visit, please proceed to our Guest Services Office

Service Animals 

Trained service animals are permitted inside Birch Aquarium at Scripps. 

Please Note

If you require special assistance or adaptive services please notify our Guest Services Department (contact information below) as soon as possible so we can arrange for the services to be in place.

Our Guest Services team is happy to answer any questions you may have. Please call (858) 534-3474 or email