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Birch Aquarium at Scripps Institution of Oceanography

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2300 Expedition Way
La Jolla , California 92037

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Event Types Welcomed

Adult Social Event | Corporate Social Events | Expo/Competitions | Family Reunion | Leisure travel | Professional Meeting/Training/Conference/Retreat | Wedding Ceremony/Reception | Youth Retreat/Camp
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Meeting:1500
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Winner: Best Venue for Weddings
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Runner-up: Best Outdoor Event Space

About

About Birch Aquarium at Scripps Institution of Oceanography

Located high on a bluff with dramatic ocean views, Birch Aquarium at Scripps is a unique and engaging venue for any La Jolla event. Our one-of-a-kind facility includes more than 60 diverse marine habitats and features a two-story Giant Kelp Tank where guests feel surrounded by the ocean world. Your rental is exclusive, and you and your guests will be able to enjoy exhibits and panoramic views at your leisure. Birch Aquarium is the public outreach center for the renowned Scripps Institution of Oceanography, UC San Diego, and your guests will dive deeper into the cutting-edge research being done to understand, protect, and preserve the planet.

Your La Jolla event directly supports Birch Aquarium’s mission. Not only will an event at Birch Aquarium create lasting memories, it also supports exhibits, animal care, and education programs that inspire ocean conservation. 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 organizations, and family occasions. Let us provide a La Jolla venue that your guests will remember for a lifetime!
 
Unique Virtual Experiences
Birch Aquarium at Scripps provides a variety of curated private experiences that educate and engage while creating memorable connections between people and animals. Your unique experience directly supports Birch Aquarium’s mission to connect understanding to protecting our ocean planet. Virtual animal encounters are an especially thrilling opportunity for participants to experience the wow of the underwater world first hand. Guests will virtually come face to face with exciting creatures including a rescued Loggerhead Sea Turtle, Leopard Sharks, seahorses, seadragons, and more Learn more about the ocean by adding on an unique virtual experience program. These programs will offer your guests the opportunity to observe, interact and inquire about the ocean with an expert aquarium educator. Suitable for audiences of all ages, these experiences will surely delight and entertain any group.

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LOCATION + TRANSPORTATION

San Diego, La Jolla, Del Mar, Carlsbad

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San Diego International Airport - 15 minutes


Taxi | Bus | Lyft | Uber


Onsite: Yes Free

CATERING
The aquarium has vetted an extensive list of excellent caterers through a competitive Request for Proposal process. These are the only caterers authorized to serve at the aquarium and they offer excellent food and exceptional service. The selection of caterers provides a variety of menus in a range of prices. Each is familiar with our facility and carries the necessary insurance and health permits. The caterers will provide you with food, labor, non-alcoholic beverages, tables, linens, chairs, flatware, etc. in their proposal to you.


Must Use In-House CateringYES
Cultural CateringYES
Venue Hosted Alcohol PermittedYES



AMENITIES + UNIQUE EXPERIENCES
Outdoor Event/Meeting Space
ADA Accessible
Parking On-Site
MEETING + EVENT SPACE CAPACITIES

1500 Attendees



RENTAL POLICIES
Alcohol ConsumptionYES

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Amenities + Unique Experiences

AMENITIES

Amenities
Outdoor Event/Meeting Space
Outdoor Event/Meeting Space
ADA Accessible
ADA Accessible
Parking On-Site
Parking On-Site


Unique Experiences
Unique Virtual Experiences
Birch Aquarium at Scripps provides a variety of curated private experiences that educate and engage while creating memorable connections between people and animals. Your unique experience directly supports Birch Aquarium’s mission to connect understanding to protecting our ocean planet. Virtual animal encounters are an especially thrilling opportunity for participants to experience the wow of the underwater world first hand. Guests will virtually come face to face with exciting creatures including a rescued Loggerhead Sea Turtle, Leopard Sharks, seahorses, seadragons, and more. Learn more about the ocean by adding on an unique virtual experience program. These programs will offer your guests the opportunity to observe, interact and inquire about the ocean with an expert aquarium educator. Suitable for audiences of all ages, these experiences will surely delight and entertain any group.

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Location

Location + Transportation

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Nearby Airport
San Diego International Airport - 15 minutes
Nearby Cities
San Diego, La Jolla, Del Mar, Carlsbad
Transportation + Parking
Taxi
Bus
Lyft
Uber
Onsite Parking