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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 (Adult, Senior, or Child) 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. Good on Adult, Senior, and Child tickets only.

Oversized Vehicles
Please note that oversized vehicles such as buses (school or charter), RVs, and trailers are not permitted to park in the Birch Aquarium parking lot. There is limited large vehicle parking available along La Jolla Shores Drive, west of Birch Aquarium.

General Admission - Adult
Regular Price: $19.50
Group Price: $16.50
Single Day Adult: General Admission 
Only valid as general admission to the aquarium from 9a.m.-5p.m.

Not applicable for special events, programs, or concerts.

General Admission - Senior
Regular Price: $16.50
Group Price: $13.50
Single Day Senior (60+): General Admission 
Only valid as general admission to the aquarium from 9a.m.-5p.m.

Not applicable for special events, programs, or concerts.

General Admission - Child
Regular Price: $15.00
Group Price: $12.00
Single Day Child: General Admission 
Only valid as general admission to the aquarium from 9a.m.-5p.m.


Not applicable for special events, programs, or concerts.

General Admission - Student
Price: $16.00
Single Day Student (College): General Admission 
Only valid as general admission to the aquarium from 9a.m.-5p.m.

Not applicable for special events, programs, or concerts.
 
Summer Learning Adventure 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 3, 2020
Online starting at 12 a.m. (PST)

Registration opens to Aquarium Associates level members and above on Tuesday, March 3, 2020. This will be filled on a first-come, first-served basis.

General Registration: March 10, 2020
Online starting at 12 a.m. (PST)

Registration opens to all members and the public on Tuesday, March 10, 2020. This will be filled on a first-come, first-served basis.

Sea Squirts (Ages 4-5)
Regular Price: $275.00
Member Price: $247.00
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Meets at Birch Aquarium

Ages 4-5: Enjoy five half-days of fun learning about the amazing habitats found across the sea and the interesting animals that reside there! We'll learn about and touch live animals from teeming tide pools, enchanted kelp forests, colorful coral reefs, soft sandy beaches and the blue open ocean through games, play, animals and more.

Can only enroll in a morning or afternoon camp, not both.

Sea Slugs (Ages 4-5)
Regular Price: $275.00
Member Price: $247.00
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Meets at Birch Aquarium

Ages 4-5: Dive into a week of fun! Explore the ocean and the magnificent wonders found beneath the waves without leaving the aquarium. Learn about jiggling jellies, scuttling crabs, slip-sliding snails, toothy sharks, and massive mammals through hands on activities, games, role-playing and of course....live animal touches!

Can only enroll in a morning or afternoon camp, not both.

Sea Slugs (Ages 4-5): JULY 4th SPECIAL
Regular Price: $220.00
Member Price: $197.00
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Meets at Birch Aquarium​​​
Special Session: 4-day Camp (Mon.-Thur.)

Does not meet on Friday, July 3rd.​​​

Ages 4-5: Dive into a week of fun! Explore the ocean and the magnificent wonders found beneath the waves without leaving the aquarium. Learn about jiggling jellies, scuttling crabs, slip-sliding snails, toothy sharks, and massive mammals through hands on activities, games, role-playing and of course....live animal touches!


Can only enroll in a morning or afternoon camp, not both.

Only One Ocean (Ages 6-7)
Regular Price: $395.00
Member Price: $355.00
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Meets at Birch Aquarium

Ages 6-7: 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 and interact with the rare and amazing animals that live there. From the Arctic to the deep sea, you'll bring home crafty mementos that will highlight your unforgettable voyage to amazing habitats around.

Underwater Playground (Ages 6-7)
Regular Price: $395.00
Member Price: $355.00
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Meets at Birch Aquarium

Ages 6-7: 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. Make and take-home fun educational projects incorporating these exciting discoveries. Each session features stories, interactive games, aquarium visits, and live animal interactions.

Underwater Playground (Ages 6-7): JULY 4th SPECIAL
Regular Price: $316.00
Member Price: $284.00
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Meets at Birch Aquarium​​​
Special Session: 4-day Camp (Mon.-Thur.)

Does not meet on Friday, July 3rd.​​​

Ages 6-7: 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. Make and take-home fun educational projects incorporating these exciting discoveries. Each session features stories, interactive games, aquarium visits, and live animal interactions.

Session Week 2: Mon, Jun 29, 2020 - Thu, Jul 2, 2020 9:00AM - 4:00PM COMING SOON

Seaside Explorations (Ages 8-9)
Regular Price: $495.00
Member Price: $445.00
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Meets at Birch Aquarium, Mission Point, Scripps Beach

Ages 8-9: 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.

Note: Does not include aquatic sports.

Seaside Explorations (Ages 8-9): JULY 4th SPECIAL
Regular Price: $396.00
Member Price: $356.00
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Meets at Birch Aquarium, Mission Point, Scripps Beach
Special Session: 4-day Camp (Mon.-Thur.)

Does not meet on Friday, July 3rd.​​​

Ages 8-9: 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.

Note: Does not include aquatic sports.
Session Week 2: Mon, Jun 29, 2020 - Thu, Jul 2, 2020 9:00AM - 4:00PM COMING SOON

Ocean Inspirations (Ages 8-9)
Regular Price: $495.00
Member Price: $445.00
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Meets at Birch Aquarium, La Jolla Cove, Scripps Beach

Ages 8-9: 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 La Jolla Cove and Scripps Beach.

Note: Does not include aquatic sports.

Snorkel 101 (Ages 10-12)
Regular Price: $595.00
Member Price: $476.00
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Meets at Mission Point, Scripps Beach, La Jolla Cove

Ages 10-12: 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.

Ocean Adventures (Ages 10-12)
Regular Price: $595.00
Member Price: $535.00
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Meets at Mission Point, Scripps Beach, La Jolla Cove

Ages 10-12: 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. Meets offsite at Mission Point, Scripps Beach, and La Jolla Cove.

Intermediate swimming ability required.

Ocean Adventures (Ages 10-12): JULY 4th SPECIAL
Regular Price: $476.00
Member Price: $428.00
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Meets at Mission Point, Scripps Beach, La Jolla Cove
Special Session: 4-day Camp (Mon.-Thur.)

Does not meet on Friday, July 3rd.​​​

Ages 10-12: 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. Meets offsite at Mission Point, Scripps Beach, and La Jolla Cove.


Intermediate swimming ability required.
Session Week 2: Mon, Jun 29, 2020 - Thu, Jul 2, 2020 9:00AM - 4:00PM COMING SOON

Surfing Into Science (Ages 13-15)
Regular Price: $595.00
Member Price: $535.00
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Meets at Scripps Beach

Ages 13-15: 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.

 
Annual Memberships
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Visit all year long, enjoy oceans of savings and help support Birch Aquarium at Scripps.

Membership Benefits:
• Free aquarium admission for one year
• Discounts on public programs
• Exclusive Members-only events
• Free guest passes
• Printed quarterly issues of the OnBoard newsletter
• Discounts to Gift Shop and Splash! Cafe
• E-communications from Birch Aquarium and Scripps Oceanography
• The satisfaction of supporting ocean conservation for future generations

Thinking of purchasing a membership for someone else? Gift memberships are a great way to give someone a year of ocean fun and exploration!

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* (or 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* (or 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 Membership includes:
2 named adults (or 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 (or 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 (or 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

 
Gift Membership
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Gift Membership Certificates
Share your commitment to supporting the Birch Aquarium and to protecting our ocean planet! Gift memberships offer a year of aquarium admission, exclusive member events, and memories to last a lifetime. Gift membership certificates are delivered instantly! A gift certificate will be emailed upon completion of purchase.

Membership Benefits:
• Free aquarium admission for one year
• Discounts on public programs
• Exclusive Members-only events
• Free guest passes
• Printed quarterly issues of the OnBoard newsletter
• Discounts to Gift Shop and Splash! Cafe
• E-communications from Birch Aquarium and Scripps Oceanography
• The satisfaction of supporting ocean conservation for future generations

Already a Member?
If you are already a member and are purchasing a gift membership for someone else, have your member number ready to enter during the purchasing process. For any questions please contact our Membership Office at 858-534-5771.

Individual Gift
Price: $55.00

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


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

Family Gift
Price: $94.00
Family Gift Membership includes:
2 named adults (or 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

Aquarium Associates Gift
Price: $150.00
Aquarium Associate Gift Membership includes:
2 named adults (or 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 Gift
Price: $250.00
Ocean Sponsors Gift Membership includes:
2 named adults (or 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 Gift
Price: $500.00
Coral Reef Ambassadors Gift Membership includes:
2 named adults (or 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

 
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
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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.

College Student admission at the ticket booth: $16
Session ID Required: Sun, Sep 1, 2019 - Tue, Jun 30, 2020 AVAILABLE

 
Growing Up Seahorse
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Take a sneak peek behind the scenes at the unique and diverse world of seahorses. See seahorse babies, learn about Birch Aquarium's renowned breeding program, and understand what it takes to care for these unusual fish. Find out how all the pieces of the seahorse conservation puzzle come together on this first-of-its-kind behind-the-scenes tour!

Before purchasing, please read the FAQs for age, mobility, and clothing requirements.

General Admission must be purchased separately.

Growing Up Seahorse Adult
Regular Price: $35.00
Member Price: $30.00

Growing Up Seahorse Child
Regular Price: $35.00
Member Price: $30.00
Participants must be at least 8 years old, and children 8-17 must be accompanied by a paying participating parent or guardian.

 
Green Flash Concert Series Season Pass: Special

Season Pass: Early Bird Special
Regular Price: $185.00
Member Price: $170.00
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Early Bird Special
Green Flash Season Pass: General Concert Admission

Pre-purchase season passes to our 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.

Processing Fee: $15.00*
*This fee is charged on all transactions (online, phone, and in person).​

Buying Multiple Passes?
Season Passes are added to your shopping cart one at a time. Click "Back to Shopping" on the page titled Shopping Cart if you would like to purchase additional Season Passes.
Session Season Pass Early Bird: 2020: Wed, May 20, 2020 - Wed, Sep 23, 2020 AVAILABLE

 
Green Flash Concert Series Individual Tickets
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General Concert Admission
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 standing room only. Gates open at 5:30 pm. Concert admission is not valid prior to this time. Online sales end at 5:30 pm on the day of the concert. If available, Walk-Up tickets may be purchased at 5:30 pm (night of concert).

Pricing: Pre-Purchase Only
General Public: $42.00*
Members: $37.00*

*Plus a $6 handling fee per ticket on all purchases (online, phone, and in person).

Pricing: Door
Walk-Up (all): $48.00

Must be ages 21+ (ID will be checked). ALL SALES FINAL. Concerts are held rain or shine.


Concert #1: May
Regular Price: $42.00
Member Price: $37.00
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ARTIST: TBA
May 20, 2020  
|  5:30-9:00p.m.

Must be 21+ (Photo ID required). DOWNLOAD your ticket or PRINT to redeem at gate. This purchase has a handling fee.
Session Artist: TBA: Wednesday, May 20, 2020 5:30PM - 9:00PM AVAILABLE

Concert #2: June
Regular Price: $42.00
Member Price: $37.00
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ARTIST: TBA
June 17, 2020  
|  5:30-9:00p.m.

Must be 21+ (Photo ID required). DOWNLOAD your ticket or PRINT to redeem at gate. This purchase has a handling fee.
Session Artist: TBA: Wednesday, June 17, 2020 5:30PM - 9:00PM AVAILABLE

Concert #3: July
Regular Price: $42.00
Member Price: $37.00
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ARTIST: TBA
July 15, 2020  
|  5:30-9:00p.m.

Must be 21+ (Photo ID required). DOWNLOAD your ticket or PRINT to redeem at gate. This purchase has a handling fee.
Session Artist: TBA: Wednesday, July 15, 2020 5:30PM - 9:00PM AVAILABLE

Concert #4: August
Regular Price: $42.00
Member Price: $37.00
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ARTIST: TBA
August 19, 2020  
|  5:30-9:00p.m.

Must be 21+ (Photo ID required). DOWNLOAD your ticket or PRINT to redeem at gate. This purchase has a handling fee.
Session Artist: TBA: Wednesday, August 19, 2020 5:30PM - 9:00PM AVAILABLE

Concert #5: September
Regular Price: $42.00
Member Price: $37.00
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ARTIST: TBA
September 23, 2020  
|  5:30-9:00p.m.

Must be 21+ (Photo ID required). DOWNLOAD your ticket or PRINT to redeem at gate. This purchase has a handling fee.
Session Artist: TBA: Wednesday, September 23, 2020 5:30PM - 9:00PM AVAILABLE

 
Green Flash Concert Series VIP Tickets
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VIP Experience

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.

Gates open at 5:30 pm. Concert admission is not valid prior to this time. If you would like to upgrade non-VIP tickets, please call 858-534-7336.

Pricing: $150.00*
*Plus a $8 handling fee per ticket on all purchases (online, phone, and in person).

Must be ages 21+ (ID will be checked). ALL SALES FINAL. Concerts are held rain or shine.

VIP DECK Concert #1: May
Price: $150.00
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VIP EXPERIENCE: ARTIST TBA
May 20, 2020  
|  5:30-9:00p.m.

Must be 21+ (Photo ID required). DOWNLOAD your ticket or PRINT to redeem at gate.

Handling Fee: $8.00*
*This fee is charged on all transactions (online, phone, and in person).

Session Artist: TBA: Wednesday, May 20, 2020 5:30PM - 9:00PM AVAILABLE

VIP DECK Concert #2: June
Price: $150.00
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VIP EXPERIENCE: ARTIST TBA
June 17, 2020  
|  5:30-9:00p.m.

Must be 21+ (Photo ID required). DOWNLOAD your ticket or PRINT to redeem at gate.

Handling Fee: $8.00*
*This fee is charged on all transactions (online, phone, and in person).

Session Artist: TBA: Wednesday, June 17, 2020 5:30PM - 9:00PM AVAILABLE

VIP DECK Concert #3: July
Price: $150.00
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VIP EXPERIENCE: ARTIST TBA
July 15, 2020  
|  5:30-9:00p.m.

Must be 21+ (Photo ID required). DOWNLOAD your ticket or PRINT to redeem at gate.

Handling Fee: $8.00*
*This fee is charged on all transactions (online, phone, and in person).

Session Artist: TBA: Wednesday, July 15, 2020 5:30PM - 9:00PM AVAILABLE

VIP DECK Concert #4: August
Price: $150.00
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VIP EXPERIENCE: ARTIST TBA
August 19, 2020  
|  5:30-9:00p.m.

Must be 21+ (Photo ID required). DOWNLOAD your ticket or PRINT to redeem at gate.

Handling Fee: $8.00*
*This fee is charged on all transactions (online, phone, and in person).

Session Artist: TBA: Wednesday, August 19, 2020 5:30PM - 9:00PM AVAILABLE

VIP DECK Concert #5: September
Price: $150.00
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VIP EXPERIENCE: ARTIST TBA
September 23, 2020  
|  5:30-9:00p.m.

Must be 21+ (Photo ID required). DOWNLOAD your ticket or PRINT to redeem at gate.

Handling Fee: $8.00*
*This fee is charged on all transactions (online, phone, and in person).

Session Artist: TBA: Wednesday, September 23, 2020 5:30PM - 9:00PM AVAILABLE

 
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.

Tidepooling Adventures at Dike Rock
Regular Price: $18.00
Member Price: $15.00
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Visit a local tide pool to learn how these amazing habitats and their inhabitants truly survive "between a rock and a hard place." Our trained naturalists will show you how to tread lightly during your visit and how to protect and preserve these natural wonders.

Advanced registration is required. Ages 2+. All participants are required to purchase a ticket and minors must be accompanied by a paid adult.

Tidepooling Adventures at False Point
Regular Price: $18.00
Member Price: $15.00
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Visit a local tide pool to learn how these amazing habitats and their inhabitants truly survive "between a rock and a hard place." Our trained naturalists will show you how to tread lightly during your visit and how to protect and preserve these natural wonders.

Advanced registration is required. Ages 2+. All participants are required to purchase a ticket and minors must be accompanied by a paid adult.
Session March 8: Sunday, March 8, 2020 3:00PM - 5:00PM WAIT LIST

 
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.