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.
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.
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.
Do all of your holiday shopping at once with the gift of membership! This holiday season we have a special offer on gift certificates for new memberships. From now until December 25, gift membership certificates are $20 off at the Individual, Dual, Family, and Aquarium Associates Levels.
Gift membership certificates are delivered instantly! Upon completion of your purchase, you will receive a gift certificate via email. 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.
*Certificates do not apply to membership renewals. Available online only and may not be combined with other discounts. Offer ends December 25, 2018. For any questions please contact our Membership Office at 858-534-5771.
• 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!
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.
Please note that all sales are final. Concerts are held rain or shine.
- 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.
Please note that these activities have limited capacities and pre-registration is required to attend.
Let it Glow!
November 29, 2018 | Public: 6-8 p.m.
Members sneak preview: 5:30 p.m.
Celebrate the beauty of living light and discover how animals glow to survive! Get hands-on with glowing activities and meet scientists who study illuminating creatures. Enjoy decorations, lights, cocoa and cookies, live music, themed activities, and special photo opportunities. Members, arrive early for your special sneak preview. The first 400 members to arrive receive a 2018 commemorative collectible pin. All ages welcome!
Public Adults: $20 | Children (ages 3-17): $15
Children ages 2 & under are free
This is a special after-hours event. General admission discounts and coupons do not apply. **Member Guests Passes cannot be used for this special event.