Visit a local tide pool with Birch Aquarium at Scripps Institution of Oceanography. Learn how these amazing habitats and their inhabitants truly survive between a rock and a hard place. Trained naturalists will show you how to tread lightly during your visit and how to protect and preserve these natural wonders. Pre-purchase of tickets required. Depending on the date, tidepooling takes place at Dike Rock or False Point. Note: Tidepooling does not take place at Birch Aquarium.