Experience a tidepooling excursion with aquarium naturalists.

San Diego Tidepooling Adventures 


Visit a local tide pool to learn how these amazing habitats and their inhabitants truly survive "between a rock and a hard place." This is the optimal season for tidepooling is November - March when minus tides reveal wider beaches and tide pools teeming with life. During those months, you can sign up for a Tidepooling Adventure where our trained naturalists will show you how to tread lightly during your visit and help you discover the wonderful world of tide pools. Ages 2+. Ages 2-13 must be accompanied by a paid adult.

(Note: Tidepooling programs do NOT meet at Birch Aquarium. Dike Rock is just north of the Scripps Pier. False Point is in the Bird Rock area of La Jolla.)

Pre-purchase Required:
Call 858-534-7336 or  online

Members: $13,  Public: $16

 Winter Tidepooling 2015/2016 Dates and Locations
December 13: 2:304:30 p.m. - False Point
December 27:
2:304:30 p.m. - Dike Rock
January 9: 2–4 p.m. -
Dike Rock

January 23: 2–4 p.m. - Two programs: False Point (full) and Dike Rock
February 7: 1:30–3:30 p.m. - Dike Rock
February 20: 1–3 p.m. - False Point
March 19: 1–3 p.m. - False Point
March 20: 12:30–2:30 p.m. - False Point

Contact us through e-mail at birchaquariumprograms@ucsd.edu or by calling 858-534-7336.

Visiting a local tide pool? Check out NOAA's Ocean Etiquette guide. 



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