Group Tours and Tickets

Group Sales: General Admission (10 or More People)

Encounter a dazzling variety of marine life from the cold waters of the Pacific Northwest to the tropical seas of Mexico and beyond. Experience the outdoor tide-pool plaza overlooking the sparkling Pacific Ocean, and our engaging museum featuring exhibits highlighting the latest research by Scripps Institution of Oceanography explorers. Minimum 10 people. 

Group Sales Pricing (Online Only)

Adults (ages 18-59): $21.95 per person
Seniors (60+): $19.95 per person
Child (ages 3 to 17): $16.95 per person
Student (with ID): $19.95 per person

Note: Discount is applied when 10 or more tickets are added to your shopping cart. Discount is only available online.

Time Slot Restrictions

Tickets are sold for specific dates and entry times. You are required to adhere to the date/time of your ticket(s). If you purchase tickets for multiple time slots, each guest will only be allowed to enter at the date/time listed on their ticket.

Adult Supervision Required

Children must be supervised at all times. Adults are responsible for ensuring children in their group follow all safety guidelines.

Please note: Our designated eating areas are not able to accommodate groups at this time. Cakes or other shared treats for groups are not allowed at at this time. If you are interested in hosting a private event, please contact our Special Events team

Buy Group Sales Tickets (10+ People)

Have a group of more than 100 people? Please contact the Group Sales Department at call (858) 534-6691 or via email.

Group Programs and Tours

Discounted tickets, tours, and classes, are available for groups of 10 or more people.

Behind-the-Scenes Tour (Now Available)

Explore Birch Aquarium with an expert guide on an exclusive tour behind the scenes. Learn more about our husbandry team's conservation work and what it takes to care for the thousands of creatures that call Birch Aquarium home. Please visit the Behind-the-Scenes Tours page for more details and to make reservations. Participants must be at least 8 years old, and children 8-17 must be accompanied by a paying participating parent or guardian.


Seahorse Tour: $80 for aquarium members and $95 for non members

Tour prices include admission.

Our Behind-the-Scenes Tours can accommodate up to 6 guests. Each guest must have a ticket for the tour — both members and non-members must reserve an entry time for admission in advance.


Behind the Scenes: Seahorses tour is currently offered daily at 11:00 a.m.

Learn more about Behind-the-Scenes Tours

Aquarium Guided Tours (Currently Unavailable)

The guide will greet the group, point out the highlights of the aquarium, and walk around with the group to answer questions. The duration of the tour is one hour with a guide, leaving time to visit the rest of the facility on your own. Guided tours must be booked four weeks in advance. 


Minimum 10 people for a flat fee of $350
After the first 10 people, the fee is $35 per person. This includes admission to the aquarium and the hour-long tour with our trained docents.
For more information or reservations, please call the Group Sales Department at 858-534-6691 or contact us via email.