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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.
 
Gift Membership Holiday Special
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Gift Membership Certificates
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, 2019. For any questions please contact our Membership Office at 858-534-5771.

Individual Holiday
Price: $35.00

Individual Gift Membership Certificate
Visits all year long for one adult, 10% off at Splash! Cafe and Gift Shop, plus 2 guest passes, a $39 value


Dual Holiday
Price: $55.00
Dual Gift Membership Certificate
Visits all year long for 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 Holiday
Price: $74.00
Family Gift Membership Certificate
Visits all year long for 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 Holiday
Price: $130.00
Aquarium Associate Gift Membership Certificate
Visits all year long for 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

 
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

 
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
Valid: 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.

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.

 
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.