Member Events and Deals
Aquarium members enjoy special events and deals all year long.
Free Wave Water Park Admission
June 17 - July 19
Birch Aquarium at Scripps members receive FREE admission to the Wave Waterpark
in Vista from June 17 to July 19. Enjoy a competition-size pool, four
towering water slides, a lazy river, a wave machine, a toddler's water
playground, and more! Show your membership card at the water park ticket
booth (family memberships allow admission for two children).
Special Members' Event
Fireworks for Friends
July 4: 6:30-9:30 p.m.
Celebrate the (sea) stars and stripes and enjoy the Fourth of July at Birch
Aquarium. Enjoy panoramic views of fireworks over La Jolla Cove from the Tide-Pool
Plaza. Bring picnics and comfortable seating. All exhibits will be open for
viewing, including our newest shark exhibit, ElasmoBeach. Introduce your
friends to Birch Aquarium at Scripps during this special members' event.
The Future of Human Space Flight
Charlie Kennel, Former Scripps Institution of Oceanography director
Charlie Kennel was a member of the presidential panel that restructured
NASA's human space flight program in 2009. Now chair of the National Academy's Space Science Board, Kennel will
review what NASA's space program has accomplished, what it is doing now, and
what the future holds for human space exploration.
Crazy for Coral
Saturday, June 15, 11 a.m. - 3 p.m.
Dive in for a day of family-friendly
fun as we explore the world of coral reefs. Meet a researcher from Scripps
Oceanography who studies these diverse organisms. Enjoy hands-on activities,
scientific exploration, and crafts for all ages.
Shark Conservation: Safeguarding the Future of Our Ocean
Andy Nosal, Birch Aquarium's DeLaCour Postdoctoral Fellow for Ecology & Conservation
Protecting sharks from population decline has never been more important.
Join us for a discussion about shark conservation with shark researcher Andy
Nosal, recent Scripps Oceanography graduate and Birch Aquarium’s new DeLaCour Postdoctoral
Fellow for Ecology & Conservation. Learn about threats such as overfishing, finning, and negative
public perception facing these essential marine predators.
Saturday, July 20, 11 a.m. - 3 p.m.
Did you know that nearly 400 species of
sharks swim the world’s oceans? Enhance your knowledge of these spectacular
fish and their adaptations through hands-on activities. Meet local sharks and
the Scripps scientists studying them to learn what you can do to help protect
these important predators.
Saturday, August 17, 11 a.m. - 3 p.m.
The San Diego Bay is one of our region’s greatest resources. Join us at our 2nd
annual Bay Day to learn more about the diverse environments, inhabitants, and
scientists working in and around the San Diego Bay. Visit with local
non-profits and enjoy hands-on activities and scavenger hunts.