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Temporarily Closed to the Public

Birch Aquarium Tickets

Birch Aquarium is temporarily closing to the public beginning on Monday, December 7, 2020 due to the Regional Stay at Home Order issued for Southern California. 

Since things are changing rapidly, we suggest that you follow along on Facebook, Instagram, or Twitter for the latest updates and sign up for our emails in the footer at the bottom of this page to stay in the loop with updates and announcements. 

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

Closed Thanksgiving, Christmas Eve, Christmas Day, and New Years Day. Closing early Dec. 31, 2020 


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.

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