Member Events and Deals

Aquarium members enjoy special events and deals all year long.

Special Members' Event: Fireworks for Friends 

July 4, 6:30-9:30p.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. Introduce your friends to Birch Aquarium at Scripps during this special members event.


Perspectives Lecture: Atmospheric Rivers: California Rainmakers

Monday, April 13, 7–8 p.m.

Doors open at 6:30; lecture begins at 7 p.m.

Dr. Marty Ralph, climatologist

"Atmospheric rivers" are long, narrow bands of highly concentrated moisture that can carry as much water as Earth's largest rivers and can have profound impacts when they hit the California coast. Join Scripps researcher Marty Ralph as he describes their crucial role in both water supply and flooding across much of the U.S. West Coast, and how improved forecasting can help us harness these California rainmakers.


SEA Days: Traveling with Turtles

Saturday, April 18, 11 a.m. - 3 p.m.

Sea turtles are found in every ocean except the Arctic. How do scientists assess population sizes of these far ranging, highly mobile animals? Join us for SEA Days and meet a researcher who does just that! Discover what tools are used in the field to aid in the conservation of these important, well-traveled animals.

Perspectives Lecture: Charles David Keeling Annual Lecture

Monday, May 11, 7–8 p.m.

Doors open at 6:30; lecture begins at 7 p.m.

Speaker to be announced 

Please join us for the sixth annual Keeling Lecture, in memory of distinguished Scripps Professor Charles David Keeling's life and invaluable contributions to climate science and Scripps.  Speaker and topic will be announced soon.



SEA Days: Turtle Detectives

Saturday, May 16, 11 a.m. - 3 p.m.

Turtle bones produce annual growth rings, much like a tree. by taking a closer look at these rings, local scientists are able to provide a multi-year record of facts such as a turtle's location, age size and even its diet. At SEA Days, view bone samples and learn how these "turtle detectives" do their work!