Give Now!

Birch Aquarium at Scripps receives no direct state or city support and relies on earned income and gifts to operate our exhibit and education programs. Thank you for your support! 

Birch Aquarium and Scripps Institution of Oceanography are making it possible for donors to virtually join the ever-evolving adventure of oceanic research with the launch of Samples from the Sea!  Members of Scripps Institution of Oceanography’s donor societies (Friends of Birch Aquarium, E.W. Scripps Associates, and Friends of the Collections) can participate in this program that will present virtual explorers with a sample from a real Scripps research voyage. The first expedition launches April 19, 2016. Not a member of Friends of Birch Aquarium? Join today!


Become a Friend of Birch Aquarium
Friends of Birch Aquarium, our leadership giving society, begins at $1,000. For further details contact 858.822.5598 or

Other Ways to Give
Please select a fund to enter our simple and secure online giving form. Note: Our form is housed within UC San Diego's Giving web portal.

submit  Give Now! Sea Life and Habitats
Supports care and feeding of the 5,000+ marine animals in the aquarium.
submit  Give Now!Education Endowment
Help provide support for ocean-focused education programs to underserved K-12 students across the region with the goal of broad and equal access.
  Give Now! Education Programs
Helps provide education programs to students on- and off-site. Also supports monthly Perspectives on Ocean Science Lecture Series
  Give Now! Aquarium's Greatest Need
Supports initiatives to do the most good, at the discretion of the aquarium's executive director.
  Give Now! Gift Planning
Leave a lasting legacy for Birch Aquarium at Scripps through a bequest or your trust.

Contact: Michele Bart, 858-534-2999,

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