Mother’s Day Gift Guide 2019

By Sally Tang

Mother’s Day is around the corner and what better way to show the mother figure in your life how much you appreciate her than with a gift that gives back from Birch Aquarium? Our moms do so much for us and this Mother’s Day is the perfect time to show off our love, appreciation and admiration for this very special lady. We’ve compiled a list of our favorite items that will be perfect for your superwoman!

Give the gift of a year-long Birch Aquarium membership!

Birch Aquarium members play active roles in helping us on our mission to provide ocean science education, to interpret Scripps Institution of Oceanography research, and to promote ocean conservation.

Your membership will help support our facilities, provide quality care for our animals, maintain our state-of-the art exhibits, and carryout our vital education and conservation programs.

Membership is a great value and pays for itself after just two visits.

Some membership perks include:

Purchase your memberships today on our website or give us a call at (858) 534-3474.


Rocking night out with a Green Flash Concert!

Back for its 14th season, the Green Flash concert series combines live music with panoramic ocean views on the aquarium’s stunning Tide-Pool Plaza. Keep an eye out for a real “green flash,” a rare optical phenomenon caused by refraction of light as the sun sets on the horizon. From performers like Tommy Castro and 10,000 Maniacs, your mom is sure to have a great time!

Green Flash Concert tickets can be purchased on our website or by giving us a call at (858) 534 3474.

Gift Shop Suggestions

Have you checked out of Gift Shop lately? We have a plethora of gifts that would be PERFECT for your ocean-loving mom! From mugs, to coasters, to home decor and even the occasional silly gifts – we’ve got it all! Here’s just a few of our personal favorites:

The gift shop is open daily from 9:30 a.m. to 5 p.m. You can also email us at or give us a call at 858-534-8753 to place an order! Already a member? You automatically receive a 10 percent off all Gift Shop purchases year-round!


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