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Birch Aquarium at Scripps

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: Spring Eggstravaganza: April 18-20, 2014

Date Today, 11 a.m. to 3 p.m.
Cost Free - $17 buy tickets
Age limit All ages
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Birch Aquarium At Scripps - Sea Days

Saturday, Apr. 19
11 a.m. – 3 p.m. Free - $17 Community

Birch Aquarium At Scripps: Spring Eggstravaganza: April 18-20, 2014

Saturday, Apr. 19
11 a.m. – 3 p.m. Free - $17 Community

Birch Aquarium At Scripps: Spring Eggstravaganza: April 18-20, 2014

Sunday, Apr. 20
11 a.m. – 3 p.m. Free - $17 Community
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Ocean Author Presentation & Book Signing With John Englander

Wednesday, May. 7
7 p.m. Free - $5 Books

Birch Aquarium Evening Lecture Series: Charles David Keeling Annual Lecture

Tuesday, May. 13
6:30 p.m. – 8 p.m. Free - $8 Community

Birch Aquarium At Scripps - Grunion Runs

Friday, May. 16
10:30 p.m. – 12:30 a.m. $14 - $16 Animals

Birch Aquarium at Scripps - SEA Days

Saturday, May. 17
11 a.m. – 3 p.m. Free - $17 Community

Birch Aquarium At Scripps - Grunion Runs

Saturday, May. 17
11 p.m. – 1 a.m. $14 - $16 Animals

Birch Aquarium At Scripps Presents Green Flash Concert Series

Wednesday, May. 21
5:30 p.m. – 9 p.m. $28 - $36 Arts

Birch Aquarium At Scripps - Grunion Runs

Friday, May. 30
10:30 p.m. – 12:30 a.m. $14 - $16 Animals

Birch Aquarium At Scripps - Grunion Runs

Saturday, May. 31
11 p.m. – 1 a.m. $14 - $16 Animals
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Birch Aquarium At Scripps - Grunion Runs

Saturday, Jun. 14
10:30 p.m. – 12:30 a.m. $14 - $16 Animals

Past events

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