Public Aquariums

Birch Aquarium at Scripps

Birch Aquarium at Scripps


Scripps Institution of Oceanography, UCSD 2300 Expedition Way
La Jolla, CA map



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The Birch 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. You can enter the world of sharks, seahorses, living coral reefs and more.


Adults $18.50
Child (3-17) $14.00
Senior (60+) $15.50
Students (with ID), UCSD staff $15.00
Age 2 and under Free

Active Dusty US Military ID Holders receive $2.00 off each ticket


Open daily 9:00 am - 5:00 pm
Closed Thanksgiving, Christmas and New Years Day

Plan Your Trip:

If you need a place to stay, be sure to check out the aquarium package offered at the Hotel La Jolla. They will donate 5% of the room rate back to the aquarium and they will give you two tickets to the aquarium plus a surprise for your little one.