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Birch Aquarium at Scripps

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Business hours

Sunday 9 a.m. to 5 p.m.
Monday 9 a.m. to 5 p.m.
Tuesday 9 a.m. to 5 p.m.
Wednesday 9 a.m. to 5 p.m.
Thursday 9 a.m. to 5 p.m.
Friday 9 a.m. to 5 p.m.
Saturday 9 a.m. to 5 p.m.

Birch Aquarium at Scripps is the public exploration center for the world-renowned Scripps Institution of Oceanography at UC San Diego.

Perched on a bluff overlooking the Pacific Ocean, the aquarium features more than 60 habitats of fishes and invertebrates from the cold waters of the Pacific Northwest to the tropical waters of Mexico and beyond. An interactive museum showcases research discoveries by Scripps scientists on climate, earth and ocean science. The mission of Birch Aquarium is to provide ocean science education, to interpret Scripps research, and to promote ocean conservation.

Birch Aquarium provides ocean science education through creative exhibits, programs, and activities designed to help people use critical thinking, and to make science relevant to their daily lives.

Birch Aquarium interprets Scripps Institution of Oceanography research, emphasizing the interdisciplinary nature of the science used to study Earth, and inspiring public support of scientific endeavors.

Birch Aquarium promotes conservation through education and research, believing that with increased understanding of the ocean, people will respect and protect the marine environment.

Admission Rates
Adult: $17
Teen (13-17): $14
Child (3-12): $12.50
Senior (60+): $13
UCSD student/staff w/ID: $11
College Student w/ID: $12
Ages 2 and under: Free

Upcoming events at Birch Aquarium at Scripps

Birch Aquarium At Scripps: Snorkel With The Sharks

Date Tomorrow, 8 a.m. to 10 a.m.
Cost $25 - $30 buy tickets
Age limit All ages
Event Time Category

Birch Aquarium At Scripps: Shark & Wildlife Kayak Adventure

Sunday, Aug. 24
8 a.m. – 10:30 a.m. Animals
Event Time Category

Birch Aquarium At Scripps: Snorkel With The Sharks

Sunday, Sep. 7
8 a.m. – 10 a.m. Animals

Birch Aquarium At Scripps: Full Moon Pier Walk

Sunday, Sep. 7
6 p.m. – 8 p.m. Family

Birch Aquarium At Scripps: Full Moon Pier Walk

Monday, Sep. 8
6 p.m. – 8 p.m. Family

Birch Aquarium Evening Lecture: Perspectives On Ocean Science

Monday, Sep. 8
7 p.m. – 8 p.m. Lectures

Birch Aquarium At Scripps: Snorkel With The Sharks

Saturday, Sep. 13
8 a.m. – 10 a.m. Animals

Green Flash Concert Series: Augustana

Wednesday, Sep. 17
5:30 p.m. – 9:30 p.m. Charity

Birch Aquarium At Scripps: Snorkel With The Sharks

Saturday, Sep. 20
8 a.m. – 10 a.m. Animals

Birch Aquarium At Scripps: SEA Days- Plankton Power

Saturday, Sep. 20
11 a.m. – 3 p.m. Exhibits
Event Time Category

Birch Aquarium At Scripps: Full Moon Pier Walk

Tuesday, Oct. 7
6 p.m. – 8 p.m. Family

Birch Aquarium At Scripps: Full Moon Pier Walk

Wednesday, Oct. 8
6 p.m. – 8 p.m. Family

Birch Aquarium At Scripps: SEA Days- All Shook Up!

Saturday, Oct. 18
11 a.m. – 3 p.m. Family

Haunted Birch Aquarium 2014 Shipwrecked!

Friday, Oct. 24
6 p.m. – 9 p.m. Family

Haunted Birch Aquarium 2014 Shipwrecked!

Saturday, Oct. 25
6 p.m. – 9 p.m. Family

Ongoing events at Birch Aquarium at Scripps

Event Time Category

Birch Aquarium At Scripps Presents 'Mexican Seas | Mares Mexicanos' Exhibit

Every Sunday
9 a.m. - 5 p.m. Animals

Birch Aquarium At Scripps Presents 'Mexican Seas | Mares Mexicanos' Exhibit

Every Monday
9 a.m. - 5 p.m. Animals

Birch Aquarium At Scripps Presents 'Mexican Seas | Mares Mexicanos' Exhibit

Every Tuesday
9 a.m. - 5 p.m. Animals

Birch Aquarium At Scripps Presents 'Mexican Seas | Mares Mexicanos' Exhibit

Every Wednesday
9 a.m. - 5 p.m. Animals

Birch Aquarium At Scripps Presents 'Mexican Seas | Mares Mexicanos' Exhibit

Every Thursday
9 a.m. - 5 p.m. Animals

Birch Aquarium At Scripps Presents 'Mexican Seas | Mares Mexicanos' Exhibit

Every Friday
9 a.m. - 5 p.m. Animals

Birch Aquarium At Scripps Presents 'Mexican Seas | Mares Mexicanos' Exhibit

Every Saturday
9 a.m. - 5 p.m. Animals

Past events