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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)

 
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.