La Jolla’s Birch Aquarium at Scripps Institution of Oceanography is now welcoming guests back into the Hall of Fishes, as well as the museum side of the aquarium.
Several of the experiences that were added to the aquarium when it was operating outdoors-only will remain to encourage social distancing and give guests more to explore. These include the new tropical touch experience, the Growing Up Seahorse activity, and the small animal nursery, all on Smargon Court near Shark Shores.
Their newest exhibit, the Marine Protected Area Touch Experience, where guests can get hands-on with juvenile sharks and rays, as well as other local species, also remains open on Preuss Tide Pool Plaza.
For more information on what you need to know before you visit, check out the aquarium’s Know Before You Visit Page. The most important detail to note is that advanced reservations for a specific date and time are now required for all guests, even members.