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Select from the categories below to view ticket options.

General Admission
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Purchase Tickets in Advance
Tickets must be purchased before visiting. Admission is valid only for the selected date and time. 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).

General Admission - Student
Price: $22.95
Tickets for College Students (ID required*).
*Must present valid school ID with ticket.
 
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 date and entry 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.
 
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.

Eligible Discounts
Special $10 savings on Individual, Dual, or Family level memberships: Seniors (60+), Military, UCSD Faculty/Staff, and College Students (with valid ID). To receive this discount, please call at 858-534-5771.

Purchasing a Membership for Someone?
Purchase Gift Membership Certificates here and give someone a year of ocean fun and exploration!

Individual
Price: $74.00
One adult, 10% off at Splash! Cafe and 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 and Gift Shop. NOT eligible for any discounts.

Dual
Price: $99.00
Two named adults (or 1 named adult and 1 unnamed guest), 10% off at Splash! Cafe and Gift Shop, plus 4 guest passes. View eligible discounts above.

Family
Price: $179.00
Two named adults (or 1 named adult and 1 unnamed guest) plus four children (ages 3-17), 10% off at Splash! Cafe and Gift Shop, plus 4 guest passes. View eligible discounts above.

Ocean Sponsors
Price: $250.00
Two named adults (or 1 named adult and 1 unnamed guest) and all children (ages 3-17), plus advanced registration for summer camps, special conservation and educational VIP previews, 20% off at Splash! Cafe and Gift Shop, plus 4 guest passes.

Coral Reef Ambassadors
Price: $500.00
Two named adults(or 1 named adult and 1 unnamed guest)and all children (ages 3-17), plus advanced registration for summer camps, special conservation and educational VIP previews, 2 tickets to a Green Flash concert (subject to availability), 20% off at Splash! Cafe and Gift Shop, plus 4 guest passes.

 
Member Admissions: 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.

 
Gift Membership Holiday Special
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Holiday Special on Gift Memberships
Give the gift of membership! Certificates are emailed instantly to the purchaser so you can print or gift virtually.

• $10 off the Individual level
• $20 off the Dual level
• $25 off the Family level

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.

*Certificates do not apply to membership renewals. Available online only. Cannot be combined with other discounts. Offer ends December 31, 2021. For any questions please contact our Membership Office at 858-534-5771.

Individual Holiday
Regular Price: $74.00
Online Sale Price: $64.00
One adult, 10% off at Splash! Cafe and Gift Shop, plus 2 guest passes.

Dual Holiday
Regular Price: $99.00
Online Sale Price: $79.00
Two named adults (or 1 named adult and 1 unnamed guest), 10% off at Splash! Cafe and Gift Shop, plus 4 guest passes.

Family Holiday
Regular Price: $179.00
Online Sale Price: $154.00
Two named adults (or 1 named adult and 1 unnamed guest) plus four children (ages of 3-17), 10% off at Splash! Cafe and Gift Shop, plus 4 guest passes.

 
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.

Ocean Sponsors Gift
Price: $250.00
Two named adults (or 1 named adult and 1 unnamed guest) and all household children (ages 3-17), advanced registration for summer camps, special conservation and educational VIP previews, 20% off at Splash! Cafe and Gift Shop, plus 4 guest passes.

Coral Reef Ambassadors Gift
Price: $500.00
Two named adults (or 1 named adult and 1 unnamed guest) and all household children (ages 3-17), advanced registration for summer camps, special conservation and educational VIP previews, 2 tickets to a Green Flash concert (subject to availability), 20% off at Splash! Cafe and Gift Shop, plus 4 guest passes.

 
In-Person Camps
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Birch Aquarium Winter Camps
Our Winter Camp programs - held for three consecutive days during the winter holiday weeks - will give young learners the opportunity to have fun and connect with other campers. Kids will explore marine habitats and their inhabitants, engage with aquarium creatures, and create crafty keepsakes of their discoveries! Winter Camps take place at Birch Aquarium every day.

Join the Waitlist for Camp
If your preferred camp already full, you can register your child for the camp's waitlist. To join the waitlist, add a camp week to your cart and answer the registration questions. Payment is not taken at the time of joining the waitlist.

Sparkling Species (Grades K-1)
Regular Price: $300.00
Member Price: $270.00
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Sparkling Species: Grades K-1
Monday – Wednesday | Time: 9:00am - 4:00pm (PT)
Dates: December 20 - 22, 2021

Get into the holiday spirit by discovering how marine animals create their own lights, music, and decorations all year round! From rocky coasts to the deep sea, uncover the fascinating adaptations of various species through games, crafts, and animal experiences. Meets at Birch Aquarium every day.
Session Winter Week 1: Mon, Dec 20, 2021 - Wed, Dec 22, 2021 9:00AM - 4:00PM AVAILABLE

Sparkling Species (Grades 2-3)
Regular Price: $300.00
Member Price: $270.00
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Sparkling Species: Grades 2-3
Monday – Wednesday | Time: 9:00am - 4:00pm (PT)
Dates: December 20 - 22, 2021

Get into the holiday spirit by discovering how marine animals create their own lights, music, and decorations all year round! From rocky coasts to the deep sea, uncover the fascinating adaptations of various species through games, crafts, and animal experiences. Meets at Birch Aquarium every day.
Session Winter Week 1: Mon, Dec 20, 2021 - Wed, Dec 22, 2021 9:00AM - 4:00PM AVAILABLE

Icy Investigations (Grades K-1)
Regular Price: $300.00
Member Price: $270.00
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Icy Investigations: Grades K-1
Monday – Wednesday | Time: 9:00am - 4:00pm (PT)
Dates: December 27-29, 2021

Join us in our expedition to the majestic Arctic and Antarctic to learn about these frigid habitats, the animals that live there, and how we explore the tundra! Discover the incredible species that call the icy poles home through games, crafts, and animal experiences. Meets at Birch Aquarium every day.
Session Winter Week 2: Mon, Dec 27, 2021 - Wed, Dec 29, 2021 9:00AM - 4:00PM AVAILABLE

Icy Investigations (Grades 2-3)
Regular Price: $300.00
Member Price: $270.00
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Icy Investigations: Grades 2-3
Monday – Wednesday | Time: 9:00am - 4:00pm (PT)
Dates: December 27 - 29, 2021

Join us in our expedition to the majestic Arctic and Antarctic to learn about these frigid habitats, the animals that live there, and how we explore the tundra! Discover the incredible species that call the icy poles home through games, crafts, and animal experiences. Meets at Birch Aquarium every day.
Session Winter Week 2: Mon, Dec 27, 2021 - Wed, Dec 29, 2021 9:00AM - 4:00PM AVAILABLE

 
Outdoor Adventures
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Book Your Adventure in Advance
Birch Aquarium at Scripps offers Outdoor Adventures--these programs vary by season and are determined by local weather patterns and conditions.

Please note that these activities have limited capacities and advanced registration is required to attend.

Tidepooling Adventures at Dike Rock
Regular Price: $120.00
Member Price: $105.00
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Explore San Diego tide pool at Dike Rock with Birch Aquarium naturalists in this small group program. Look for and observe animals in their natural habitats while learning how to help protect these unique ecosystems.

Advanced registration required. Price includes up to 6 participants. For ages 3+ (minors ages 3-15 must be accompanied by a paid adult). 

Does not meet at Birch Aquarium.

All sessions SOLD OUT. You may sign up for the WAITLIST in the case of a cancellation. Signing up for the waitlist does not guarantee full registration into program.

Tidepooling Adventures at False Point
Regular Price: $120.00
Member Price: $105.00
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Explore San Diego tide pool at False Point with Birch Aquarium naturalists in this small group program. Look for and observe animals in their natural habitats while learning how to help protect these unique ecosystems.

Advanced registration required. Price includes up to 6 participants. For ages 3+ (minors ages 3-15 must be accompanied by a paid adult). 

Does not meet at Birch Aquarium.

All sessions SOLD OUT. You may sign up for the WAITLIST in the case of a cancellation. Signing up for the waitlist does not guarantee full registration into program.