In an effort to be more accessible to all members of our community, Birch Aquarium offers discounts to seniors, students and military as well as the UC San Diego faculty, staff and students, and those with an EBT Card. See below for details.
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- UC San Diego Students, Faculty and Staff
General Admission Tickets
Birch Aquarium is proud to offer discounts to the UC San Diego community. Students, staff and faculty of UC San Diego save $3 off general admission tickets. Tickets must be purchased online in advance using promo code UCSanDiego at checkout.
Note: Current UC San Diego ID must be presented at entry.
UC San Diego Student Membership
UC San Diego students are eligible for a special level of membership. Enjoy unlimited aquarium admission for one year and 10% off at Splash! Cafe & the Gift Shop.
UC San Diego Staff and Faculty Membership
UC San Diego faculty and staff are eligible for specially priced Birch Aquarium memberships. All faculty and staff receive $10 off a Family, Dual, or Individual-level memberships. To receive this discount, please call at 858-534-5771.
- Museums for All (EBT)
Birch Aquarium at Scripps is a proud member of Museums for All, which allows guests with an EBT (Electronic Benefit Transfer) card or a California WIC card to purchase general admission tickets for $3.
Museums for All Tickets: $3 admission per person for up to 4 people per EBT or WIC card.
Note: Current EBT or WIC card must be presented at entry.
Birch Aquarium offers a $3 off admission to all active, reserve, retired service members and veterans. Tickets must be purchased online in advance using promo code MILITARY at checkout. Valid for up to 6 tickets.
Note: Current Military ID must be presented at entry.
Discounted Birch Aquarium tickets are also available in most base ticket offices. Check your local ticket office for current offers.
- Seniors and College Students
Birch Aquarium offers discounted admission to college students with a current student ID card as well as to seniors (60+) every day. Simply choose College Student or Senior tickets at checkout to save.
AAA members receive a 10% discount on general admission tickets. Tickets must be purchased online in advance using promo AAA at checkout. Valid for up to 6 tickets.
Note: Discount cannot be combined with other offers and is valid for general admission only. Valid AAA card must be presented at the gate upon arrival.