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Due to the latest state and local restrictions, all of Birch Aquarium’s indoor areas are currently closed, but outdoor spaces — including several new activities — are open. Seas 'n' Greetings is included in the cost of general admission, and free for members, from November 28- December 31, 2020. Please read our FAQ page before purchasing tickets. 

Contact Visitor Services directly with any questions or concerns at aquariuminfo@ucsd.edu or 858-534-FISH. 

Open 9 a.m. to 5 p.m. Closed Thanksgiving, Christmas Eve, Christmas Day, and New Years Day. Closing early Dec. 31, 2020 


Advanced Reservations Required

Advanced reservations for a specific time and date are required for all, including members.

Reserve Your Outdoor Admission Tickets 

Seas ‘n’ Greetings is included in outdoor admission tickets purchased for Nov. 28 through December 31, 2020. 

Member Reservations

Members may make their advance reservations online. You will need to have your active membership number and the last name of the primary member to reserve member admissions.

Member Reservations

Ticket Prices*

Adult $16.50 
Child (3-17, 2 & under free) $12.00
Senior (60+) $13.50
Students or UCSD Staff (with ID) $13.00
Military Discount  See our Military Discount Page

*Admission prices and exhibits are subject to change. 

  • General Admission Single-Day Outdoor Admission tickets are only valid for the day and entry time you choose. 
  • Please note you will not be admitted before your entry time.
  • General Admission tickets are not applicable for programs, special events, or concerts.

Waiver of Claims, Limitation of Liability

Participant waives the right to any claim against UC related to or arising from the acquisition of or exposure to any infectious disease. Neither UC, nor any of its campuses or medical centers, nor any of its employees or agents shall be liable for any claims of loss, expense, or damage to participant relating to the acquisition of or exposure to any infectious disease.

UC MAKES NO WARRANTY WITH RESPECT TO THE SAFETY OF THE PREMISES WITH REGARD TO ANY INFECTIOUS DISEASE.

Purchase a Birch Aquarium Membership

Enjoy oceans of savings and support the aquarium by becoming an annual member. Members receive free admission, discounts, and invitations to members-only events.

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