Welcome
Welcome to the Birch Aquarium at Scripps eTicket Store!

For questions about membership and member discounts:
Membership Department (9 a.m.-5 p.m.)
Email: aqmmembership@ucsd.edu
Phone: 858-534-5771

For questions about public programs, concerts, and public events:
Education Department (8:30 a.m.-4:30 p.m. )
Email: birchaquariumprogram@ucsd.edu
Phone: 858-534-7336
Volunteers
These tickets are available for volunteer purchase only.

Volunteer Appreciation Party: Guest Ticket
Price: $20.00
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Volunteer Appreciation Party: Guest Ticket
Price: $20.00

If you would like to bring a guest to the Volunteer Appreciation Party, please purchase your ticket in advance. You will receive a ticket that you can email to your guest.

Guests must be at least 16 years old.
Session Volunteer Appreciation: Thu, Aug 2, 2018 6:00PM - 9:00PM   AVAILABLE

 
General Admission
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Apply Tickets towards your Membership
Tickets purchased online and from our ticket booth can be applied towards a Yearly Membership. Please go to the Visitor Services Office for more Information.

Group Rates
Do you have family visiting? Do you want to purchase tickets for your employees to visit the aquarium? Purchase 10 or more tickets and receive the Group Price. This price is automatically applied once 10 or more tickets have been added to your shopping cart. Group rate discounts are only available online.

General Admission - Adult
Regular Price: $19.50
Group Price: $16.50
Single Day Adult General Admission

General Admission - Senior
Regular Price: $16.50
Group Price: $13.50
Single Day Senior General Admission (60+)

General Admission - Child
Regular Price: $15.00
Group Price: $12.00
Single Day Child General Admission

General Admission - Student
Regular Price: $16.00
Group Price: $13.00
Single Day Student General Admission
 
Annual Memberships
Visit all year long, enjoy oceans of savings and help support Birch Aquarium at Scripps.

Membership Benefits

Individual
Price: $55.00

Individual Membership includes:
One adult*10% off at Splash! Cafe and Gift Shop*, plus 2 guest passes, a $39 value

*Special $10 savings on memberships for seniors (60+), military, UCSD faculty or staff, and students (with valid ID). These discounts can only be applied by calling the Membership Office at 858-534-5771 or in person at the aquarium.


Dual
Price: $75.00
Dual Membership includes:
2 named adults* (1 named adult and 1 guest), 10% off at Splash! Cafe and Gift Shop*, plus 4 guest passes, a $78 value

*Special $10 savings on memberships for seniors (60+), military, UCSD faculty or staff, and students (with valid ID). These discounts can only be applied by calling the Membership Office at 858-534-5771 or in person at the aquarium.

Family
Price: $94.00
Family Membership includes:
2 named adults (1 named adult and 1 guest) plus four children or grandchildren between the ages of 3 and 17*, 10% off at Splash! Cafe and Gift Shop*, plus 4 guest passes, a $78 value

**Special $10 savings on memberships for seniors (60+), military, UCSD faculty or staff, and students (with valid ID). These discounts can only be applied by calling the Membership Office at 858-534-5771 or in person at the aquarium.

Aquarium Associates
Price: $150.00
Aquarium Associate Members includes:
* 2 named adults (1 named adult plus 1 guest) and all household children or grandchildren, advanced registration for summer camps; 20% off at Splash! Cafe and Gift Shop*, plus 4 guest passes, a $78 value

Ocean Sponsors
Price: $250.00
Ocean Sponsors Membership includes:
2 named adults (1 named adult and 1 guest) and all household children or grandchildren, plus advanced registration for summer camps; special conservation and educational VIP previews; 20% off at Splash! Cafe and Gift Shop*, plus 4 guest passes, a $78 value

Coral Reef Ambassadors
Price: $500.00
Coral Reef Ambassadors Membership includes:
2 named adults (1 named adult and 1 guest) and all household children or grandchildren, plus advanced registration for summer camps; special conservation and educational VIP previews; two free tickets to a Green Flash Concert with advance registration; 20% off at Splash! Cafe and Gift Shop*, plus 4 guest passes, a $78 value

Join Friends of Birch Aquarium, an annual giving society that furthers the aquarium's mission to provide ocean science education, to interpret Scripps Oceanography research, and promote ocean conservation. Your gift of $1000 or more through Friends of Birch Aquarium brings you into a more integral relationship with Birch Aquarium, including an exclusive aquarium membership, invitation to our annual breakfast, exclusive tour opportunities, special access, and more.

 
Green Flash Season Pass: Summer Special
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This unique concert series combines live music with panoramic ocean views on the aquarium's stunning outdoor Tide-Pool Plaza. Savory bites, craft beers, and wines are available for purchase at the event.

Please Note:
Must be Ages 21+ and ID will be checked at the door.
Concerts are standing room only.
Gate opens at 5:30 p.m. Concert admission is not valid prior to this time.


Refund Policy:
Please note that all sales are final. Concerts are held rain or shine.

Green Flash Season Pass: Summer Special
Regular Price: $65.00
Member Price: $60.00
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Green Flash Season Pass: Summer Special
It's not too late to enjoy savings on our 2018 Green Flash Concert Series! Pre-purchase season passes to our final two concerts of the season. Save when you purchase a season pass instead of individual tickets. Take advantage of this limited-time offer and ensure a spot at our final two concerts in this acclaimed series.

August 15: Livin' On A Prayer and The Springsteen Experience
September 26: Venice and Pine Mountain Logs

Public: $65 ($76 value)
Member: $60 ($66 value)

In order to purchase multiple passes, you will need to order 1 pass at a time. Click "Back to Shopping" on the page titled Shopping Cart if you would like to purchase additional packages.

Session 21+ Only: Wed, Aug 15, 2018 - Wed, Sep 26, 2018 5:30PM - 9:00PM   AVAILABLE

 
Green Flash Concert Series Individual Tickets
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This unique concert series combines live music with panoramic ocean views on the aquarium's stunning outdoor Tide-Pool Plaza. Savory bites, craft beers, and wines are available for purchase at the event. Online sales end at 5:30 pm the day of the concert. If available, tickets can be purchased at the door on the evening of the concert starting at 5:30 pm for $44.00. Concerts are held rain or shine. All sales final.

Please Note: Must be Ages 21+ and ID will be checked at the door. Concerts are standing room only. Gate opens at 5:30 pm. Concert admission is not valid prior to this time.

Pricing: Pre-Purchase Only
General Public: $38.00
Members: $33.00


Pricing: Door
Walk-Up (all): $44.00

UPDATE: The July concert for The FIXX is SOLD OUT.

Concert #4: August
Regular Price: $38.00
Member Price: $33.00
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Concert #4: Livin' On A Prayer and The Springsteen Experience

Livin' On A Prayer is based out of Southern California, and audiences are amazed at the accuracy of Livin' On A Prayer live retrospective journey through such BON JOVI songs as You Give Love A Bad Name, Wanted Dead Or Alive, Livin On A Prayer, It's My life, and many more. The huge video screens, costumes, and audience interaction enhance this world-class production!

The Springsteen Experience is a high-octane, chronological journey, recreating the most memorable moments and stage interactions throughout E Street concert history. From 1973 through the height of Bruce's Fame in the 80's and beyond, this theatrical production accurately replicates the near circus-like appeal of an authentic Springsteen concert.

Session August Concert: Wed, Aug 15, 2018 5:30PM - 9:00PM   AVAILABLE

Concert #5 Venice and Pine Mountain Logs
Regular Price: $38.00
Member Price: $33.00
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Concert #5 Venice and Pine Mountain Logs
Once again Venice and Pine Mountain logs are closing out the Green Flash Summer Concert Series with their repertoire of high energy classic hits range from Led Zeppelin to the Jackson Five, Tom Petty, TLC, Aerosmith, Outkast and more.

All guests must be 21+ and will need to provide a photo ID.
Please DOWNLOAD your ticket on your mobile device or PRINT your ticket to redeem at the gate.
Session September Concert: Wed, Sep 26, 2018 5:30PM - 9:00PM   AVAILABLE

 
Green Flash Concert Series VIP Tickets
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VIP admission includes special entrance with no line, upstairs seating with a beautiful view from our Director's Deck, two drink tickets, and a gourmet meal with paired appetizers. If you would like to upgrade non-VIP tickets, please call 858-534-7336. Concerts are held rain or shine. All sales final.

Please Note:
Must be Ages 21+ and ID will be checked at the door.
Gate opens at 5:30pm. Concert admission is not valid prior to this time.

UPDATE: The July concert for The FIXX is SOLD OUT.

VIP DECK: Concert #4 August
Price: $150.00
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Concert #4: Livin' On A Prayer and The Springsteen Experience​

Livin' On A Prayer is based out of Southern California, and audiences are amazed at the accuracy of Livin' On A Prayer live retrospective journey through such BON JOVI songs as You Give Love A Bad Name, Wanted Dead Or Alive, Livin On A Prayer, It's My life, and many more. The huge video screens, costumes, and audience interaction enhance this world-class production!

The Springsteen Experience is a high-octane, chronological journey, recreating the most memorable moments and stage interactions throughout E Street concert history. From 1973 through the height of Bruce's Fame in the 80's and beyond, this theatrical production accurately replicates the near circus-like appeal of an authentic Springsteen concert.

Session August Concert: Wed, Aug 15, 2018 5:30PM - 9:00PM   (8 AVAIL)

VIP DECK: Concert #5 Venice and Pine Mountain Logs
Price: $150.00
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Concert #5 Venice and Pine Mountain Logs
Once again Venice and Pine Mountain logs are closing out the Green Flash Summer Concert Series with their repertoire of high energy classic hits range from Led Zeppelin to the Jackson Five, Tom Petty, TLC, Aerosmith, Outkast and more.

All guests must be 21+ and will need to provide a photo ID.
Please DOWNLOAD your ticket on your mobile device or PRINT your ticket to redeem at VIP Check-In Table.

 
Children's Birthday Parties
Our parties are designed for children ages 1-9. Our goal is to provide an educational and fun experience for the birthday child and all participants. Each party includes:
  • Aquarium admission for up to 20 participants (this counts all children and adults)
  • Private classroom with Birch Aquarium Instructor
  • Live animal encounter
  • Animal feeding interactions
  • Children's craft project relating to party theme
  • Birch Aquarium coloring book
  • 30-minute patio party* for cake and snacks (we do not provide food or drinks)
  • Three hours of free parking
  • Decorations**: tablecloths, birthday banners, streamers, etc.

*All food and beverages must be served on the Party Patio. These items cannot be served in the classroom.
**Please note that balloons are not allowed at Birch Aquarium as they are hazardous to marine environments.


Birthday Parties
Regular Price: $400.00
Member Price: $360.00
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Prices: The initial pricing provides for 20 participants, referring to ALL children and adults. You may add up to 10 additional participants for an additional fee.

Public: $400 for up to 20 party participants. $20 for each additional child and $10 for each additional adult

Members: $360 for up to 20 party participants. $18 for each additional child. $8 for each additional adult

Party Themes: We recommend selecting a party theme that is age-appropriate for the majority of children in attendance.
-Splish Splash Bash (Ages 1-3)
-All About Sharks (Ages 4-9)
-Sea-Fari Adventure (Ages 4-9)

Cancellation Policy: If you need to cancel or reschedule your birthday party, a full refund will be issued (minus a $50.00 deposit) when you cancel a minimum of 2 weeks prior to your party date. No refunds are given for cancellations made within the 2-week period.

 
Outdoor Adventures
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Birch Aquarium at Scripps offers Outdoor Adventures--such as Tidepooling, Grunion Run, and Full Moon Pier Walks--with our naturalists. These programs vary by season and are determined by local weather patterns and conditions.

Please note that these activities have limited capacities and pre-registration is required to attend.

Full Moon Pier Walks
Regular Price: $35.00
Member Price: $30.00
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Walk along the Ellen Browning Scripps Memorial Pier, normally closed to the public, on an exclusive moonlit tour. Participants will learn about the history of Scripps Oceanography and current research projects, while collecting plankton, performing experiments, and learning more about the life below the pier.

Advanced registration required. All participants are required to purchase a ticket. For ages 9+ (minors must be accompanied by a paid adult).

Does not meet at Birch Aquarium.

Snorkel with the Leopard Sharks
Regular Price: $30.00
Member Price: $25.00
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Explore the underwater world with aquarium naturalists. See local leopard sharks and guitarfish up-close at La Jolla Shores. Intermediate swimming ability is required and previous snorkeling experience is recommended. Participants must supply their own gear.

Advanced registration required. All participants are required to purchase a ticket. For ages 10+ (minors must be accompanied by a paid adult). Tickets will be on sale until 4:00pm the day before the program.

 
Summer Learning Adventures Camps
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From the classroom to the aquarium, our accredited camps merge scientific exploration with hands-on fun and learning. Campers investigate marine habitats, create ocean art projects, learn about careers in oceanography, and combine the science and sports of surfing and snorkeling - all while making new friends and memories.

Priority Registration: March 6, 2018
Our Aquarium Associates members (and above) can call 858.534.7336 to take advantage of priority registration starting on Tuesday, March 6, 2018.

Public Registration: March 13, 2018
Registration opens to members and the public on Tuesday, March 13, 2018. This will be filled on a first-come, first-served basis.

Any questions? Please contact our friendly staff by phone or email.
phone: 858.534.7336
email: birchaquariumprograms@ucsd.edu

Sea Squirts (Ages 4-5)
Regular Price: $235.00
Member Price: $205.00
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Ages 4-5
Location: Birch Aquarium.
Limited to 10 participants per session.


Can only enroll in a morning or afternoon camp, not both.
Birth certificates must be provided before the first day of camp.


Learn about the amazing habitats found across the sea and the interesting animals that reside there. This camp features stories, crafts, hands-on animal encounters, and aquarium visits.

Sea Slugs (Ages 4-5)
Regular Price: $235.00
Member Price: $205.00
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Ages 4-5
Location: Birch Aquarium.
Limited to 10 participants per session.


Can only enroll in a morning or afternoon camp, not both.
Birth certificates must be provided before the first day of camp.


Explore the wonders found beneath the waves without leaving the aquarium. Learn about jiggling jellies, slip-sliding snails, toothy sharks, and massive mammals. Enjoy hands-on activities, games, role-playing, and live animals. Meets at the aquarium every day.

Only One Ocean (Ages 6-7)
Regular Price: $235.00
Member Price: $205.00
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Ages 6-7
Location: Birch Aquarium.
Limited to 20 participants per session.


Learn about unique ocean habitats as you embark on a high-seas adventure around the world. Travel to a new location each day and discover the rare and amazing animals that live there. Meets at the aquarium every day.

Ocean Playground (Ages 6-7)
Regular Price: $235.00
Member Price: $205.00
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Ages 6-7
Location: Birch Aquarium.
Limited to 20 participants per session.


What would it be like to grow up in the ocean? Discover how sharks, otters, turtles, penguins, and sea stars grow and survive in their watery homes. Camp features stories, interactive games, aquarium visits, and live animal interactions.

Seaside Explorations (Ages 7-8)
Regular Price: $395.00
Member Price: $355.00
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Ages 7-8
Locations: Birch Aquarium, Mission Point, Scripps Beach.
Limited to 15 participants per session.


Learn to be a scientist by exploring the aquarium and San Diego's seaside. Develop an understanding of the natural world through hands-on activities and investigations. Meets at the aquarium three days and offsite for two days at Mission Point and Scripps Beach.​

Please note: This camp does not include aquatic sports.

Ocean Inspirations (Ages 7-8)
Regular Price: $395.00
Member Price: $355.00
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Ages 7-8
Locations: Birch Aquarium, Scripps Beach, La Jolla Cove.
Limited to 15 participants per session.


Have you ever been inspired by the ocean? Use the ocean and its animals as inspiration to make science connections and create art projects. Meets at the aquarium three days and offsite for two days at Scripps Beach and La Jolla Cove.

Please note: This camp does not include aquatic sports.

Snorkel 101 (Ages 9-11)
Regular Price: $285.00
Member Price: $255.00
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Ages 9-11
Locations: Mission Point, Scripps Beach, La Jolla Cove.
Limited to 15 participants per session
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Have you ever seen an octopus, touched a brittle star, or taken a swim with a fish? Explore local marine habitats and enjoy live animal encounters as you take the plunge this summer to learn the fun and easy sport of snorkeling. Meets offsite at Mission Point, Scripps Beach, and La Jolla Cove.

Intermediate swimming ability is required.

Marine Biologist (Ages 9-11)
Regular Price: $285.00
Member Price: $255.00
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Ages 9-11
Locations: Birch Aquarium, Scripps Institution of Oceanography.
Limited to 20 participants per session.


Experience what it takes to be a marine biologist through hands-on activities, dissections, beach sampling, and a trip to Scripps Pier. Learn the techniques and tools scientists use to explore the biological ocean realm.

Please note: This camp does not include aquatic sports.

Ocean Adventures (Ages 9-11)
Regular Price: $425.00
Member Price: $385.00
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Ages 9-11
Locations: Mission Point, Scripps Beach, La Jolla Shores.
Limited to 15 participants per session.


Surf, snorkel, and practice hands-on oceanography. Learn basic surfing, body-boarding, and snorkeling skills while encountering marine science topics such as waves, rip currents, and near-shore marine life.

Intermediate swimming ability is required.

Be An Oceanographer (Ages 12-15)
Regular Price: $285.00
Member Price: $255.00
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Ages 12-15
Locations: Birch Aquarium, Scripps Institution of Oceanography.
Limited to 20 participants per session.


Get a glimpse into Scripps Oceanography by visiting scientists in their labs. See what it's like to be an oceanographer through hands-on experiments and eld explorations.

Please note: This camp does not include aquatic sports.

Surfing Into Science (Ages 12-15)
Regular Price: $425.00
Member Price: $385.00
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Ages 12-15
Locations: Scripps Beach.
Limited to 15 participants.


Dive into ocean sports, beach exploration, and marine science activities. Hone your surfing and body boarding skills as you discover the science of the ocean. Meets offsite every day at Scripps Beach.

Intermediate swimming ability is required.

 
College Student On Assignment Tickets
If you are a college student looking to purchase a single admission ticket to visit Birch Aquarium at Scripps for a class assignment, you have come to the right place! Our College Student On Assignment Ticket is only available for purchase online. If you purchase your ticket from the ticket booth, it will be the College Student Single-Day Ticket, which is $15.00 per student (with valid ID).

College Student On Assignment
Price: $12.00
You must purchase your ticket online in order to receive this discounted rate. Please download the ticket to your mobile device OR print your ticket to be scanned upon entrance. Ticket holder MUST show current college student ID or class schedule at the time of ticket redemption.

Current ticket purchases are valid through August 31, 2018.

College Student admission at the ticket booth: $16
Valid: Tue, Aug 1, 2017 - Fri, Aug 31, 2018   AVAILABLE