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.
- 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
Haunted Aquarium: Sea Monster Mash
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+
- 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.