How to Apply

How to Apply For Financial Aid

  1. Complete the appropriate Financial Aid form by selecting the program type below.
  2. Each teacher/group leader who is responsible for booking a program will need to fill out a Financial Aid application. One application does not qualify the whole school.
  3. Applications and financial aid status are not carried over from year to year.  If you are interested in receiving financial aid, you must submit a new application each school year.
  4. Once approved for financial aid, you will receive confirmation via e-mail with instructions on how to proceed at the discounted rate.

Financial Aid is Available for the Following Programs

Discovery Lab Classes at Birch Aquarium

Instructor-led, hands-on programs in one of our classrooms are available weekdays.
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Outreach Classes at Your School

The Aquarium Express van can travel to your school, bringing with it the wonders of the ocean, Earth, and atmosphere.
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Self Guided Visit at Birch Aquarium 

Explore Birch Aquarium at your own pace without structured programming. Offered daily, year-round, during regular aquarium hours. 
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Classes at the Beach

Two-hour exploration with Birch Aquarium educators on the beach at the Matlahuayl State Marine Reserve (La Jolla Shores). Select dates only, program subject to tides and weather.
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