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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

Ongoing events at Birch Aquarium at Scripps

Event Time Category

Birch Aquarium At Scripps Holiday SEAson

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

Birch Aquarium At Scripps Holiday SEAson

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

Birch Aquarium At Scripps Holiday SEAson

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

Birch Aquarium At Scripps Holiday SEAson

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

Birch Aquarium At Scripps Holiday SEAson

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

Birch Aquarium At Scripps Holiday SEAson

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

Birch Aquarium At Scripps Holiday SEAson

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

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

Birch Aquarium At Scripps - Whale Watching

Every Sunday
9:45 a.m. - 5 p.m. Family

Birch Aquarium At Scripps - Whale Watching

Every Monday
9:45 a.m. - 5 p.m. Family

Birch Aquarium At Scripps - Whale Watching

Every Tuesday
9:45 a.m. - 5 p.m. Family

Birch Aquarium At Scripps - Whale Watching

Every Wednesday
9:45 a.m. - 5 p.m. Family

Birch Aquarium At Scripps - Whale Watching

Every Thursday
9:45 a.m. - 5 p.m. Family

Birch Aquarium At Scripps - Whale Watching

Every Friday
9:45 a.m. - 5 p.m. Family

Birch Aquarium At Scripps - Whale Watching

Every Saturday
9:45 a.m. - 5 p.m. Family

Birch Aquarium At Scripps - Whale Watching Expedition

Every Sunday
9:15 a.m. - 5 p.m. Animals

Birch Aquarium At Scripps - Whale Watching Expedition

Every Monday
9:15 a.m. - 5 p.m. Animals

Birch Aquarium At Scripps - Whale Watching Expedition

Every Tuesday
9:15 a.m. - 5 p.m. Animals

Birch Aquarium At Scripps - Whale Watching Expedition

Every Wednesday
9:15 a.m. - 5 p.m. Animals

Birch Aquarium At Scripps - Whale Watching Expedition

Every Thursday
9:15 a.m. - 5 p.m. Animals

Birch Aquarium At Scripps - Whale Watching Expedition

Every Friday
9:15 a.m. - 5 p.m. Animals

Birch Aquarium At Scripps - Whale Watching Expedition

Every Saturday
9:15 a.m. - 5 p.m. Animals

Birch Aquarium: California Coastal Commission 2013 K-12 Art & Poetry Exhibit

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

Birch Aquarium: California Coastal Commission 2013 K-12 Art & Poetry Exhibit

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

Birch Aquarium: California Coastal Commission 2013 K-12 Art & Poetry Exhibit

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

Birch Aquarium: California Coastal Commission 2013 K-12 Art & Poetry Exhibit

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

Birch Aquarium: California Coastal Commission 2013 K-12 Art & Poetry Exhibit

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

Birch Aquarium: California Coastal Commission 2013 K-12 Art & Poetry Exhibit

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

Birch Aquarium: California Coastal Commission 2013 K-12 Art & Poetry Exhibit

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

Birch Aquarium Offers Whale-Watching Tours With Museum Naturalists

Every Sunday
9:45 a.m. - 5 p.m. Family

Birch Aquarium Offers Whale-Watching Tours With Museum Naturalists

Every Monday
9:45 a.m. - 5 p.m. Family

Birch Aquarium Offers Whale-Watching Tours With Museum Naturalists

Every Tuesday
9:45 a.m. - 5 p.m. Family

Birch Aquarium Offers Whale-Watching Tours With Museum Naturalists

Every Wednesday
9:45 a.m. - 5 p.m. Family

Birch Aquarium Offers Whale-Watching Tours With Museum Naturalists

Every Thursday
9:45 a.m. - 5 p.m. Family

Birch Aquarium Offers Whale-Watching Tours With Museum Naturalists

Every Friday
9:45 a.m. - 5 p.m. Family

Birch Aquarium Offers Whale-Watching Tours With Museum Naturalists

Every Saturday
9:45 a.m. - 5 p.m. Family

Birch Aquarium Presents 'There's Something About Seahorses'

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

Birch Aquarium Presents 'There's Something About Seahorses'

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

Birch Aquarium Presents 'There's Something About Seahorses'

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

Birch Aquarium Presents 'There's Something About Seahorses'

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

Birch Aquarium Presents 'There's Something About Seahorses'

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

Birch Aquarium Presents 'There's Something About Seahorses'

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

Birch Aquarium Presents 'There's Something About Seahorses'

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

Celebrate World Oceans Day At The Birch Aquarium

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

Celebrate World Oceans Day At The Birch Aquarium

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

Celebrate World Oceans Day At The Birch Aquarium

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

Celebrate World Oceans Day At The Birch Aquarium

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

Celebrate World Oceans Day At The Birch Aquarium

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

Celebrate World Oceans Day At The Birch Aquarium

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

Shark Summer 2015 At Birch Aquarium

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

Shark Summer 2015 At Birch Aquarium

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

Shark Summer 2015 At Birch Aquarium

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

Shark Summer 2015 At Birch Aquarium

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

Shark Summer 2015 At Birch Aquarium

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

Shark Summer 2015 At Birch Aquarium

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

Shark Summer At The Birch Aquarium

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

Shark Summer At The Birch Aquarium

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

Shark Summer At The Birch Aquarium

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

Shark Summer At The Birch Aquarium

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

Shark Summer At The Birch Aquarium

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

Shark Summer At The Birch Aquarium

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

Shark Summer At The Birch Aquarium

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

Snorkel With Sharks

Every Sunday
8 a.m. - 10 a.m. Outdoors

Snorkel With Sharks

Every Saturday
8 a.m. - 10 a.m. Outdoors

Spotted: Leopard Sharks At Birch Aquarium

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

Spotted: Leopard Sharks At Birch Aquarium

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

Spotted: Leopard Sharks At Birch Aquarium

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

Spotted: Leopard Sharks At Birch Aquarium

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

Spotted: Leopard Sharks At Birch Aquarium

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

Spotted: Leopard Sharks At Birch Aquarium

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

Spotted: Leopard Sharks At Birch Aquarium

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

UC San Diego Free Month At Birch Aquarium

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

UC San Diego Free Month At Birch Aquarium

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

UC San Diego Free Month At Birch Aquarium

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

UC San Diego Free Month At Birch Aquarium

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

UC San Diego Free Month At Birch Aquarium

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

UC San Diego Free Month At Birch Aquarium

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

UC San Diego Free Month At Birch Aquarium

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

Whale Watching With Scripps Naturalists

Every Sunday
1:30 p.m. - 5 p.m. Family

Whale Watching With Scripps Naturalists

Every Sunday
9:45 a.m. - 1:15 p.m. Family

Whale Watching With Scripps Naturalists

Every Monday
9:45 a.m. - 1:15 p.m. Family

Whale Watching With Scripps Naturalists

Every Monday
1:30 p.m. - 5 p.m. Family

Whale Watching With Scripps Naturalists

Every Tuesday
9:45 a.m. - 1:15 p.m. Family

Whale Watching With Scripps Naturalists

Every Tuesday
1:30 p.m. - 5 p.m. Family

Whale Watching With Scripps Naturalists

Every Wednesday
1:30 p.m. - 5 p.m. Family

Whale Watching With Scripps Naturalists

Every Wednesday
9:45 a.m. - 1:15 p.m. Family

Whale Watching With Scripps Naturalists

Every Thursday
1:30 p.m. - 5 p.m. Family

Whale Watching With Scripps Naturalists

Every Thursday
9:45 a.m. - 1:15 p.m. Family

Whale Watching With Scripps Naturalists

Every Friday
9:45 a.m. - 1:15 p.m. Family

Whale Watching With Scripps Naturalists

Every Friday
1:30 p.m. - 5 p.m. Family

Whale Watching With Scripps Naturalists

Every Saturday
9:45 a.m. - 1:15 p.m. Family

Whale Watching With Scripps Naturalists

Every Saturday
1:30 p.m. - 5 p.m. Family

Past events