Unique Gifts for Marine-Life Lovers


Tis’ the SEAson to shop for great ocean-themed gifts. Visit the Birch Aquarium Gift Shop (you don’t need an admission ticket to shop!) and browse our selection of unique items for the holidays, including books, glass paperweights, ornaments, toys, and clothing for adults and kids. We can also mail to anywhere!

Some items listed below may not be available, please call 858-534-8753 for current gift item information

Purchases made at the Gift Shop help fund our education programs and new exhibits. Questions? Contact us at 858-534-8753 or aquariuminfo@ucsd.edu.

Here are some great items available now:

What Color Would You Be To Hide In The Sea
A Birch Aquarium at Scripps Book

Celebrate the amazing camouflage strategies used by some of the ocean’s most intriguing creatures in this table-top book. Experience playful poems, stunning photographs, beautiful watercolors, and fascinating science notes. Great gift for kids or adults! $18.95.

Watercolor Marine Life Prints

We offer a beautiful selection of watercolor, matted prints of various of marine animals. These prints are colorful, detailed and ready for framing. Prints available include seadragons, jellyfish and more! $21.95 – $29.95

Reusable Seahorse Canteen
A Birch Aquarium at Scripps exclusive!

This reusable and eco-friendly canteen features one of Birch Aquarium’s most popular animals – the seahorse! With a clean design showcasing fun and interesting facts compiled by Birch Aquarium’s aquarists about seahorses, this canteen is both useful and educational. $19.95

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  • Kanapy
    July 3, 2012 at 10:08 am

    Interesting article, very professionally done.

  • Anne Griffin
    October 6, 2012 at 2:12 am

    I am trying to find information about an artist, Samara King, who was responsible for a gorgeous calendar of wonderful sea creatures. I would like to purchase a 2013 calendar or buy anything that this woman has created. I don’t know how to get information about her. The internet led me to you and I hope you can help. Thank you.

  • Robert Gager
    November 18, 2012 at 8:56 pm

    I would like to buy a Scripps sweat shirt

  • Megan Walters
    November 30, 2012 at 3:35 am

    We recently visited the aquarium and my daughter purchased a puzzle from the gift store. She has lost it and I wondered if you still carried the item. It is sort of maze-like with a purple liquid inside, that when turned, would go up and down the plastic ramps inside. It reminds me of a lava lamp. Please let me know if you have this item as we would like to replace the one she lost. Thanks so much.

    • Jessica Crawford
      December 19, 2012 at 7:06 pm

      Hi Megan: Sorry for the delay in responding. We’ll have the Gift Shop contact you ASAP.

    Scripps Institution of Oceanography UC San Diego