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General Admission
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Advance Reservations Required
Please note that advanced reservations are required for all guests. Walk-up sales are not available. Admission is valid only for the selected date and time.

Are you a Member?
Birch Aquarium members may reserve tickets here.

General Admission - Adult
Price: $24.95
Tickets for Adults (Ages 18-59).

General Admission - Senior
Price: $22.95
Tickets for Seniors (Ages 60+).

General Admission - Child
Price: $19.95
Tickets for Children (Ages 3-17).

General Admission - Child 2 & Under
Price: $0.00
Tickets for Children (Ages 2 & Under), who receive a free ticket.

General Admission - Student
Price: $22.95
Tickets for College Students (ID required*). *Must present valid school ID with ticket.
 
Behind the Scenes: Seahorses

Behind the Scenes: Seahorses
Regular Price: $95.00
Member Price: $80.00
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Venture Behind the Scenes: Get a glimpse of seahorse babies, learn about Birch Aquarium's renowned breeding program, and understand what it takes to care for these unusual fish. Discover how we can all help protect these unique animals and their homes on this immersive behind-the-scenes tour! Aquarium admission included.

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

 
Member Admissions
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Member Reservations:
• Limited to number of people covered by membership.
• Show Membership Card and photo ID with member ticket(s).
• For Member Guest Passes, RSVP in advance is required.

At Shopping Cart, click BACK TO SHOPPING to RSVP for Member Guest Passes and Children (Ages 2 & Under).

Member Adult
Regular Price: $24.95
Member Price: $0.00
For Named Adult(s) on your membership.

Member Child
Regular Price: $19.95
Member Price: $0.00
For memberships* that include Children (Ages 3-17). *Eligible to Family Level and above.

Hosted Guest/Caregiver
Regular Price: $24.95
Member Price: $0.00
For memberships with Host* or Caregiver option. This is not for Guest Pass redemption. *Host Option is a membership with one named adult and an unnamed guest.
 
Group Sales: Buying 10 or More Tickets
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Group Sales: Admission Requirements
10 or more tickets to receive the group discount.
• Payment required at time of booking.
• 1 adult per every 10 children required*.

*Tickets are required for all guests in your group, including all adults. There is no complimentary admission for adults in General Admission groups.


Time Slot Restrictions
Tickets are for a specific entry date/time (limited capacity). You are required to adhere to the date/time of your tickets. If you purchase tickets for multiple time slots, each guest will only be allowed to enter at the date/time listed on their ticket.

Group General Admission - Adult
Regular Price: $24.95
Group Price: $21.95
Tickets for Adults (Ages 18-59).

Group General Admission - Senior
Regular Price: $22.95
Group Price: $19.95
Tickets for Seniors (Ages 60+).

Group General Admission - Child
Regular Price: $19.95
Group Price: $16.95
Tickets for Children (Ages 3-17)

Adult Supervision Required: Groups that include children must have a minimum of 1 adult present for every 10 children to ensure a safe and enjoyable experience for your group. Adults are responsible for ensuring children in their group follow all safety guidelines.

Group General Admission - Student
Regular Price: $22.95
Group Price: $19.95
Tickets for College Students (ID required*). *Must present valid school ID with ticket.
 
Member Preview
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Beyster Family Little Blue Penguins: Member Preview
You are invited to an exclusive member-only preview of Beyster Family Little Blue Penguins. We're thrilled to have you be one of the first to experience this new exhibit in action and dive into the world of Little Blue Penguins as they waddle, swim, and glide about their new home!

Date: Tuesday, July 12, 2022
Time: 11:00 am - 7:00 pm (Last entry at 6:00 pm)

Member Adult
Regular Price: $0.00
Member Price: $0.00
For Named Adult(s) on your membership.  

Member Child (Ages 3-17)
Regular Price: $0.00
Member Price: $0.00
For memberships* that include Children (Ages 3-17). *Eligible to Family Level and above.

Hosted Guest/Caregiver
Regular Price: $0.00
Member Price: $0.00
For memberships with Host* or Caregiver option. Not for Guest Pass redemption. *Host Option is a membership with one named adult and an unnamed guest.
 
Member Preview: Extras
Using Guest Passes or have Children Ages 2 or Under?
The following tickets are for people using Member Guest Pass(es) or for Children (Ages 2 & Under).

Guest Pass RSVP
 
Present both your RSVP Ticket and Member Guest Pass at entry for admittance.

Child 2 & Under
 
For Children (Ages 2 & Under), who receive a free ticket.

 
Annual Memberships
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Support Birch Aquarium at Scripps
Visit all year long, enjoy oceans of savings and gain the satisfaction of supporting ocean conservation for future generations. Gifting a membership to someone? Purchase Gift Membership Certificates here and give someone a year of ocean fun and exploration!

Special $10 Savings
Available on Individual, Dual, or Family level memberships for Seniors (60+), Military, UCSD Faculty/Staff, and College Students (with valid ID). Discount available in person or call 858-534-5771.

Important Note
We do not collect children's names or information for membership. All memberships must have a named adult (ages 18 and up). Memberships are non-transferable.

Individual
Price: $74.00
One named adult, 10% off at Splash! Cafe & Gift Shop, plus 2 guest passes. View eligible discounts above.

UC San Diego Student
Price: $45.00
One UC San Diego Student, 10% off at Splash! Cafe & Gift Shop. No discounts available.

Dual
Price: $99.00
Two named adults*, 10% off at Splash! Cafe & Gift Shop, plus 4 guest passes. View eligible discounts above. *Host Option: You may list the 2nd adult as “Guest” so you may bring a different person with you on each visit.

Family
Price: $179.00
Two named adults* and four children (ages 3-17), 10% off at Splash! Cafe & Gift Shop, plus 4 guest passes. View eligible discounts above. *Host Option: You may list the 2nd adult as “Guest” so you may bring a different person with you on each visit.

Ocean Sponsors
Price: $250.00
Two named adults* and all household children (ages 3-17), plus priority registration for camps, 20% off at Splash! Cafe & Gift Shop, special access to conservation and educational opportunities, plus 4 guest passes. *Host Option: You may list the 2nd adult as “Guest” so you may bring a different person with you on each visit.

Coral Reef Ambassadors
Price: $500.00
Two named adults* and all household children (ages 3-17), plus priority registration for camps, 20% off at Splash! Cafe & Gift Shop, 2 tickets to a Green Flash concert (subject to availability), special access to conservation and educational opportunities, plus 4 guest passes. *Host Option: You may list the 2nd adult as “Guest” so you may bring a different person with you on each visit.

 
Member Admissions: Extras
Using Guest Passes or Have Children (Ages 2 & Under)?
The following tickets are for people using Member Guest Pass(es) or for Children (Ages 2 & Under).

Guest Pass RSVP
 
Present both your RSVP Ticket and Member Guest Pass at entry for admittance.

Child 2 & Under
 
For Children (Ages 2 & Under), who receive a free ticket.

 
Gift Membership
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More Levels & More Benefits
Support Birch Aquarium and protect our ocean planet by giving the gift of membership with these higher-level memberships! Certificates are emailed instantly after purchase.

Already a Member?
If you're a member purchasing a gift membership for someone else, please have your member number ready to enter during the purchasing process.

Individual Gift
Price: $74.00
One named adult, 10% off at Splash! Cafe & Gift Shop, plus 2 guest passes.

Dual Gift
Price: $99.00
Two named adults*, 10% off at Splash! Cafe & Gift Shop, plus 4 guest passes. *Host Option: You may list the 2nd adult as “Guest” so you may bring a different person with you on each visit.

Family Gift
Price: $179.00
Two named adults and four children (ages 3-17), 10% off at Splash! Cafe & Gift Shop, plus 4 guest passes. *Host Option: You may list the 2nd adult as “Guest” so you may bring a different person with you on each visit.

Ocean Sponsors Gift
Price: $250.00
Two named adults* and all household children (ages 3-17), plus priority registration for camps, 20% off at Splash! Cafe & Gift Shop, special access to conservation and educational opportunities, plus 4 guest passes. *Host Option: You may list the 2nd adult as “Guest” so you may bring a different person with you on each visit.

Coral Reef Ambassadors Gift
Price: $500.00
Two named adults* and all household children (ages 3-17), plus priority registration for camps, 20% off at Splash! Cafe & Gift Shop, 2 tickets to a Green Flash concert (subject to availability), special access to conservation and educational opportunities, plus 4 guest passes. *Host Option: You may list the 2nd adult as “Guest” so you may bring a different person with you on each visit.

 
In-Person Camps
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Birch Aquarium Summer Camps
Birch Aquarium is thrilled to offer in-person summer camps for children ages 5-13! Explore underwater worlds and meet ocean creatures in our fun and safe week-long camps - whether you're looking for an on-site or off-site experience, we have what you need with half-day and full-day options. Campers can play games, create fun crafts, engage in science activities, practice water sports, and of course, get up close to marine animals!

To join the waitlist for a full camp, add the camp week to your cart and answer the registration questions. Payment is not taken for the waitlist.

Sea Slugs
Regular Price: $250.00
Member Price: $225.00
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Sea Slugs: Age 5 
Monday - Friday | Time: 9:00am - 12:00pm (PT) OR 1:00 - 4:00pm (PT)

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, crafts, and live animal touches! Meets at Birch Aquarium every day.

Sea Slugs: Holiday Special
Regular Price: $200.00
Member Price: $180.00
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Holiday Special (4-Day camp)
Sea Slugs: Age 5 

Tuesday - Friday | Time: 9:00am - 12:00pm (PT) OR 1:00 - 4:00pm (PT)

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, crafts, and live animal touches! Meets at Birch Aquarium every day.

Sea Squirts
Regular Price: $250.00
Member Price: $225.00
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Sea Squirts: Age 5 
Monday - Friday | Time: 9:00am - 12:00pm (PT) OR 1:00 - 4:00pm (PT)

Enjoy five half-days of fun learning about amazing underwater habitats and the interesting animals that live there! We’ll explore teeming tide pools, enchanted kelp forests, colorful coral reefs, soft sandy beaches and the blue open ocean through hands-on activities, games, crafts, and live animal touches! Meets at Birch Aquarium every day.

Only One Ocean: Holiday Special
Regular Price: $360.00
Member Price: $320.00
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Holiday Special (4-Day camp)
Only One Ocean: Age 6 - 7 

Tuesday - Friday | Time: 9:00am - 4:00pm (PT)

Learn about unique ocean habitats as you embark on a global high-seas adventure! “Travel” to a new location each day and discover the amazing animals that live there. From the Arctic to the deep sea, you’ll bring home crafty momentos highlighting your unforgettable voyage to amazing marine environments. Meets at Birch Aquarium every day. 

Underwater Playground
Regular Price: $450.00
Member Price: $400.00
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Underwater Playground: Age 6 - 7 
Monday - Friday | Time: 9:00am - 4:00pm (PT)

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 projects highlighting these exciting discoveries. Each day features stories, games, aquarium visits, and animal interactions. Meets at Birch Aquarium every day. 

Coastal Inspirations
Regular Price: $450.00
Member Price: $400.00
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Coastal Inspirations: Age 8 - 10 
Monday - Friday | Time: 9:00am - 4:00pm (PT)

How does the ocean inspire you? We'll get up close with animals that make the ocean their home, uncover the diversity of San Diego's coastal habitats, and explore our creativity through various crafty projects. Let your scientific discoveries inspire your art! Meets at Birch Aquarium every day.

Seaside Science
Regular Price: $450.00
Member Price: $400.00
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Seaside Science: Age 8 - 10 
Monday - Friday | Time: 9:00am - 4:00pm (PT)

How would you like to become a scientist? Learn about amazing discoveries in marine biology, chemistry, meteorology, geology, and zoology. Discover the natural world and those we share it with through fun experiments, outdoor explorations, games, and animal interactions. Meets at Birch Aquarium three days and offsite at Scripps Beach two days.

Ocean Adventures
Regular Price: $595.00
Member Price: $540.00
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Ocean Adventures: Age 11 - 13 
Monday - Friday | Time: 9:30am - 3:30pm (PT)

Learn about the magnificent Pacific Ocean while enjoying its blue waters! Experienced instructors will teach basic surfing, boogie-boarding, and snorkeling skills, while introducing campers to related marine science topics such as waves, water temperature, beach landscape, and near-shore marine life. Meets offsite every day at the beach in La Jolla.

Intermediate swimming ability and comfort in beach and ocean settings are required.

Surfing Into Science
Regular Price: $595.00
Member Price: $540.00
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Surfing Into Science: Age 11 - 13 
Monday - Friday | Time: 9:30am - 3:30pm (PT)

Surf’s up! Dive into the perfect blend of ocean sports, beach exploration, and marine science discoveries. Hone your surfing, snorkeling and oceanographic skills as you learn how beach features play important roles in the waves we ride and observe animals that share the water with us. Meets offsite every day at the beach in La Jolla.

Intermediate swimming ability and comfort in beach and ocean settings are required.