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Host Your One-of-a-Kind Event at Birch Aquarium

Host Your One-of-a-Kind Event at Birch Aquarium

The best part about hosting your one-of-a-kind event at Birch Aquarium in beautiful La Jolla, CA is that not only that you have a stellar venue for your gathering, but your event also directly supports exhibits, animal care, and education programs that inspire ocean conservation.

From panoramic ocean views to a Giant Kelp Forest and a brand new whimsical Little Blue Penguin habitat, Birch Aquarium offers a variety of stunning backdrops to create an unforgettable setting for any meeting or event.

Perched high atop a cliff overlooking the Pacific and the famed Scripps Pier, Birch Aquarium is known for its stunning coastal views and epic sunsets. Whether it's an intimate ceremony for 10 among the fishes, or boisterous fete for 300 on the outdoor Tide Pool Plaza, the 30,000 square-foot aquarium can accommodate up to 1,500 guests.

Birch Aquarium also checks off all the boxes today’s savvy event planner looks for: stunning spaces, amazing views, delectable culinary options, state of the art technology, seamless customer support, and a convenient location with on-site parking.

As the public outreach center for the renowned Scripps Institution of Oceanography at UC San Diego, Birch Aquarium invites your guests to dive into the cutting-edge research being done to understand and protect our ocean planet.

When you book an exclusive event at Birch Aquarium, you have the option of adding hands-on animal encounters to your agenda. This is an especially thrilling opportunity for participants of all ages to experience the wow of the underwater world firsthand. From a behind-the-scenes Little Blue Penguin Encounter, to a Shark Feeding or a private Dive Show, you can arrange to have your guests come face to face with exciting creatures including a rescued Loggerhead Sea Turtle, Leopard Sharks, seahorses, sea dragons, and more. 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 and the team at Birch Aquarium can guide you every step of the way.

Of course as a professional event planner your primary task is to choose spaces for your unique event, whether it is professional or personal. When considering the venue for your next event choose a place that will also help educate, engage, and create memorable connections between people and animals. Birch Aquarium offers so many options for you to accomplish this. If you want to add a meaningful part to your organization’s event and also make a difference to your work, consider Birch Aquarium. At Birch your sophisticated event will meet science creating a unique experience for all directly supporting Birch Aquarium’s mission to connect understanding to protecting our ocean planet. 

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