Welcome
Welcome to the Birch Aquarium at Scripps eTicket Store!

Questions? Contact Visitor Services, our hours are 9am-5pm PST, daily.
Ticket and program questions: email birchaquariumprogram@ucsd.edu or call 858-534-7336.
Membership questions: email aqmmembership@ucsd.edu or call 858-534-5771.
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).

There will be a $0.50 fee if you want to have your ticket printed at the office. All proceeds go towards Seahorse Conservation.

College Student On Assignment Ticket
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: $15
Valid: Tue, Aug 1, 2017 - Fri, Aug 31, 2018   AVAILABLE

 
 
Green Flash Concert Series Season Pass
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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. Concerts are held on the third Wednesday of every month, May-September. Please note concerts are standing room only. These events are open to ages 21+ and ID will be checked at the door.

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

Green Flash Season Pass
Regular Price: $154.95
Member Price: $140.00
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Pre-purchase season passes to our 2017 Green Flash Concert Series! Save when you purchase a season pass instead of individual tickets. Take advantage of this limited-time offer and ensure a spot at all five concerts in this acclaimed series. Please note there is a $12.00 processing fee per season pass.

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.

 
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. Please note concerts are standing room only. These events are open to ages 21+ and ID will be checked at the door.

Concerts are held on the third Wednesday of every month, May-September. The 2017 dates are May 17, June 21, July 19, August 16 and September 27. Online sales end at 5:30pm the day of the concert. If available, tickets can be purchased at the door on the evening of the concert starting at 5:30pm for $41.95.

Pricing
General Public: $35.95*
Members: $30.95*
Walk-Up (all): $41.95
*There is a $3.50 processing fee per ticket for all tickets purchased online.

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

Concert #5 Pine Mountain Logs and Venice
Regular Price: $35.95
Member Price: $30.95
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Concert #5 Pine Mountain Logs and Co-Headliner Venice, Sept 27th
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 27, 2017, Do: Wed, Sep 27, 2017 5:30PM - 9:00PM   (2 AVAIL)

 
Birthdays!

Birthday Parties
Regular Price: $400.00
Member Price: $360.00
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Our parties are designed for children ages 1-9. Our goal is to provide an educational and fun experience for the birthday child and guests. Each party includes: same-day Aquarium admission for paid participants, a private party room with Birch Aquarium Instructor, live animal encounters, aquarium tour with Instructor relating to party theme, a take-home craft and a small gift for each child. Three hours of free parking and decorations (table cloths, birthday banners) are also included. Please provide your own cake, snacks, beverages and paper products.

Price is for a maximum of 20 people, including ALL adults and children. You may add up to 10 additional guests at a rate of $20 per child and $10 per adult (the member rate is $18 per child and $8 per adult).

Cancellation policy: If you need to cancel 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.

If the day or time you would like to book your party is not available, or if you would like to hear about other ways to celebrate your child's birthday here at the aquarium, please call us at 858-534-7336.

 
Outdoor Adventures
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).

Snorkeling 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.

 
Explorers Club

Explorers Club
Regular Price: $60.00
Member Price: $50.00
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Explorers Club: Sink or Swim
Sunday, September 17: 9 a.m. to noon, Ages 11-14

Creatures of all kinds can be found at every depth of the ocean - from the surface to the seafloor. Discover how animals move in the water using the principles of buoyancy. Explore buoyancy by meeting some animals, making a diver of your own, and mingling with a diver!
Session September 17: Sun, Sep 17, 2017 9:00AM - 12:00PM   UNAVAILABLE

 
Professional Development
Professional Development

NOAA Teacher Workshop
Price: $15.00
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Exploring the Deep Ocean with NOAA
You are invited to join NOAA OER facilitators to learn Why We Explore (Vol. 1) and How We Explore (Vol. 2) the deep ocean. Ocean health, sophisticated underwater mapping technologies, unique deep-sea ecosystems, remotely operated vehicles and telepresence are a few of the topics covered.

This program is meant for educators of grades 6-12. $15 Registration fee is refundable dependent on participation in the workshop. Participants also receive a $75 stipend.

Session Exploring the Deep Oce: Sat, Oct 7, 2017 8:00AM - 4:00PM   (10 AVAIL)

Teacher Appreciation Night
 
You are invited to join us for a night of fun to explore the world beneath the sea and discover all of the resources available to you through the Birch Aquarium at Scripps:
  • Tour our classrooms and enjoy tabletop presentations of Birch Aquarium's school programs.
  • Learn how to book your school programs and about financial aid opportunities.
  • Tour all of our exhibits and get helpful tips from our education specialists on how to plan the most effective and exciting field trip to Birch Aquarium.
Session Teacher Appreciation N: Mon, Oct 2, 2017 5:00PM - 7:00PM   AVAILABLE

 
Haunted Aquarium
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Enjoy close encounters with Scripps Institution of Oceanography scientists and search the galleries for unusual underwater creatures rarely seen at Birch Aquarium.

Discover a sea of glowing beasts (big and small), get sticky with slime, and enjoy spooky stories, all while boo-gieing down to live music and having a monstrously good time.

Recommended for ages 2+


Haunted Aquarium
Regular Price: $18.50
Member Price: $13.50

Members Pre-Sale: $13.50

Public Pre-Sale: $18.50

Door (all): $20

Free for children 2 and under