Special rates are available for college assignments.

College Students and Professors

College Students

We offer the following rates for any college student visiting the Birch Aquarium to complete a class assignment. In order to receive these rates, you must pre-purchase your ticket online and then show a valid student ID or schedule once you arrive at the aquarium.

September — February: $7 per student
March — August
:  $8 per student

If you do not pre-purchase the tickets online, they are $15 per student at the door.


If you are bringing a class to the aquarium, and they have purchased their own tickets online, please check in at visitor services for your complimentary admission (this only applies to a professor or instructor accompanying a class).

If you are bringing a class to the aquarium, and your school is paying for the trip, please pre-register your class online or call 858-534-7336. You do not need to pay at the time of your registration. Instead, you can pay the day of your trip when you check in at visitor services. We accept cash, check, credit card, or purchase order.

For more information please call 858-534-7336 or email us at birchaquariumprograms@ucsd.edu