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General Admission Tickets

Birch Aquarium Single-Day tickets are available for purchase online, or at the ticket booth when you arrive. Ticket sales end at 4:30 p.m. and the aquarium closes at 5 p.m. 

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Adult $19.50 
Child (3-17, 2 & under free) $15.00
Senior (60+) $16.50
Students or UCSD Staff (with ID) $16.00
Military Discount**  Active Duty, Reserve, Veteran/Retired US Military ID Holders receive $2 off each ticket

*Admission prices are subject to change. 
**Military discount not available online. Please purchase at the gate.

General Admission Single-Day tickets are valid only during normal Aquarium hours of 9 a.m.-5 p.m.  They are not applicable for programs, special events, or concerts.


Coming with a group? 

Visit our Group Tours and Tickets page to learn more about options when visiting with a group of 10 or more. Or, visit our For Teachers section if you are planning on bringing a school group. 


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Are you a college student looking to purchase a single admission ticket to visit Birch Aquarium at Scripps for a class assignment? Visit our College Student on Assignment page to learn more.
















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