School Programs

Birch Aquarium at Scripps 2022-23 School Programs

We are dedicated to providing NGSS-aligned, hands-on programming that connects your students to the ocean, Earth, and atmosphere while developing critical thinking skills. Whether you book a field trip to the aquarium for a Discovery Lab or a Self-Guided Visit, or an Aquarium Express Outreach at your school site, or a Beach Teach at La Jolla Shores, we meet you and your students where you are!

Please note, Self-Guided Visits can be booked year-round. Bookings for Aquarium Express, Discovery Lab, and Beach Teach classes will be available on Aug. 30 for the 2022-2023 school year.

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Join our teacher eList for the latest updates on our programs and other opportunities for schools. If you have additional inquiries in the meantime, please email our Education Team.

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Please note, all Birch Aquarium staff must be in compliance with UC San Diego’s COVID-19 vaccination policy, in addition to conducting a daily self-screening for symptoms.

Bring the Aquarium to You

Book an Aquarium Express Outreach

Bring the aquarium to you

Book a Discovery Lab at the Aquarium

Book a Discovery Lab at the Aquarium

Hands-on programs at the aquarium

Book a Self-Guided Visit

Book a Self-Guided Visit at the Aquarium

Explore the aquarium at your own pace

Book a Program at the Beach

Book a Beach Teach

Meet us at La Jolla Shores

Financial Aid for Youth and School Groups

Financial Aid for Youth and School Groups

Application and Information


Pre and Post Discovery Lab Materials

Classroom resources for you



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Online Learning

Online Learning

Virtual opportunities to connect your students to our ocean