Birch Aquarium at Scripps Institution of Oceanography is unveiling Blue Beach, a place for people to connect with the ocean and each other. 

Blue Beach features a 4,500-square-foot floor mural depicting the bathymetry (or map of the depth) of the underwater canyons off La Jolla Shores, plus pedal-powered music from Rock the Bike and comfy seating, all surrounded by stunning ocean views. 

From July 10-August 30, 2023, Blue Beach will be home to a series of family-friendly happy hours featuring a special menu of craft beer and wine paired with bite-sized foods and tasty treats. The happy hours take place Monday, Tuesday and Wednesday evenings from 5 to 6:30 p.m. (last call at 6:20) and also include music, outdoor games and pop-up interactions with Scripps scientists. 

Visit to check the daily schedule and to purchase tickets.