Birch Aquarium is completely open
Birch Aquarium is open indoors and out. Guests are welcome 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 while it was operating outdoors-only will remain to encourage social distancing and give guests more to explore. These include the tropical touch experience, the Growing Up Seahorse activity, and the small animal nursery, all on Smargon Court near Shark Shores.
The 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 guests need to know before they visit, see the Know Before You Visit Page: https://aquarium.ucsd.edu/visit/know-before-you-visit. The most important detail to note is that advanced reservations for a specific date and time are now required for all guests, even members.