Birch Aquarium isĀ open outdoors-only, indoor areas are closed. Advanced ticket reservations are required. Please read our FAQs before purchasing.

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Experience the ocean world and learn what it takes to explore and understand the planet.

Upcoming Events

Explore Outdoors - Indoor Spaces Temporarily Closed

Explore Outdoors - Indoor Spaces Temporarily Closed

There's new activities and hands-on experiences outdoors

Seas 'n' Greetings

Seas 'n' Greetings

Celebrate the Holiday SEAson!

Give the Gift of Membership

Give the Gift of Membership

Membership Gift Certificate Sale Through December 25

Know Before You Visit

We are excited to welcome you back to Birch Aquarium at Scripps! Please watch our tips video to make your next visit an enjoyable and safe one.

Learn More

Birch Aquarium Blog

Colorful Aquarium Favorites

Need a pick me up? What better way to boost your mood than by checking out some our most colorful aquarium creatures!

Celebrating Endangered Species Day 2020

Happy Endangered Species day from Birch Aquarium! Read on about some endangered and threatened species we care for around the aquarium.

For Teachers

Programs for students and teachers

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Spectacular indoor and outdoor views overlooking La Jolla

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