Friends of Birch Aquarium

Become a Friend of Birch Aquarium

Friends of Birch Aquarium is a giving society furthering youth, access, and education through support of the aquarium's mission.

Gifts from Friends of Birch Aquarium support the most pressing and critical needs of the aquarium, including exhibitions, education, and access. Your gift of $1,000 or more through Friends of Birch Aquarium annual giving society brings you into a more integral relationship with Birch Aquarium as we work together to provide ocean science education, interpret Scripps Oceanography research, and promote ocean conservation.

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Conservation Partner: $10,000+

All benefits listed below and a hands-on interactive opportunity personalized for you in conjunction with our world-renown scientists. Fair Market Value $232.


Birch Educator:  $5,000-$9,999

All benefits listed below and lunch with Executive Director, Birch Aquarium at Scripps. Fair Market Value $232.


Aquarium Explorer:  $2,500-$4,999

All benefits listed below and an exciting behind the scenes tour with an aquarist including an animal feeding opportunity. Fair Market Value $207.


Sea Urchin Adventurer: $1,000-$2,499

All benefits listed below. Fair Market Value $172.


All Levels Include These Benefits 

  • An exclusive aquarium membership which includes:
  • Free admission for up to six people on each visit
  • 20% off at Splash! Cafe and Aquarium Gift Shop
  • Advanced registration for Summer Learning Adventure Camps
  • Exclusive Members-Only events
  • Four Guest Passes
  • An invitation to our annual breakfast 
  • Exclusive tour opportunities at Scripps Institution of Oceanography and Birch Aquarium
  • A subscription to Birch Aquarium's OnBoard Newsletter
  • Exclusive access to Annual Holiday Sale at Scripps Institution of Oceanography 

Thank you for supporting Birch Aquarium at Scripps. For questions and additional information please contact Abby Cahalan at (858) 246-0065 or