Special rates are available for college assignments.

College Students & Professors


For all college students visiting Birch Aquarium at Scripps for a class assignment, we offer the following student rates for 2013-2014 (professors are admitted at no additional cost):

September — February: $7 per student
March — August:  $8 per student
Year-round walk-ups:  $12 per student

Please purchase your tickets online in advance. Tickets are $12 at the door.

If the college or university is covering the cost of the visit with a check or purchase order, eTickets can still be ordered in advance. Please contact us at birchaquariumprograms@ucsd.edu or by calling 858-534-7336 if you have any questions or need help purchasing your eTicket.

Have a check, cash, credit card,  or purchase order ready by the date of your visit.

Students must enter through the front Ticket Booth gate and check in at Visitor Services between the hours of  9 a.m.-4:30 p.m. Please keep in mind, the main gate will only admit visitors until 4:30 p.m. and the aquarium closes for the day at 5 p.m.

If eTickets are not purchased in advance, students must pay the $12 admission at the Ticket Booth.

HOURS OF OPERATION: 9 a.m. to 5 p.m. daily