All Events

A kid stands in front of a Moon Jelly habitat wearing a glowing skeleton costume.
Seasonal, All Ages, After Hours

Halloween Aglow is a family-friendly event that features live music, a costume contest, trick-or-treat stations and so much more! Don’t miss skeleton divers in the Giant Kelp Forest or the opportunity to learn about some weird and wonderful research being done at Scripps Oceanography.

Two kids get up close to Little Blue Penguins swimming around habitat.
Seasonal, All Ages

Birch Aquarium is proud to be participating in Kids Free October! Tickets must be reserved online in advance for a specific date and time and may not be used with other discounts, for the Halloween event, or other special events or programs.

party for the planet
Included with Admission, Seasonal

Are you ready to Party for the Planet? We’re participating in the Association of Zoos and Aquariums Party for the Planet — a family friendly event celebrates our ocean planet’s biodiversity and highlights simple steps we all can take to make a difference!

scripps pier
Outdoor Adventures, Seasonal

Join Birch Aquarium naturalists on an exclusive walking tour of Scripps Pier. Discover the research conducted at Scripps Oceanography, examine plankton samples under the microscope, dissect a squid, learn about local shark research and more! Advanced Reservation Required.

Two students stand in front of the Giant Kelp Forest exhibit.

In honor of Triton Weeks of Welcome (TWOW), Birch Aquarium is offering FREE admission to UC San Diego Students from September 7 to 30, 2023. Capacity is limited, so advanced reservations are required.