Scripps Birch Aquarium Group Outing

Scripps Birch Aquarium Celebrates its 20th Anniversary

The Birch Aquarium brings to life the exciting discoveries of world-renowned, Scripps Institution of Oceanography. It is one of the oldest, largest, and most important centers for ocean and earth science research,education, and public service in the world. Research at Scripps Institution of Oceanography encompasses physical, chemical, biological, geological, and geophysical studies of the oceans and earth.

Enter the world of sharks, seahorses, living coral reefs and more, and discover a stunning variety of Pacific marine life in more than 60 habitats. Interact with exhibits that showcase the cutting-edge discoveries of Scripps Oceanography explorers through hands-on displays and multimedia.


Special Price:

"Special gift" for San Diego County residents show your VALID CA ID that proves you live in one of the following ZIP CODE AREAS of[masked] to receive the offer. Limit two children per valid adult. Cannot be combined with any other offer.

Prices shown are the "special gift" rate

$4.75....................Child (3-17)
FREE....................Child (Newborn-2)
$5.00....................Senior Citizen (60+)
$5.00....................Student w/ID
FREE....................Anyone w/UCSD ID

Tide Pool Feeding:
Aquarists feed the fishes and invertebrates in the live animal displays. Watch as sharks cruise by eyeing their food, or as lobsters emerge from their rocky hiding places. When it's feeding time, the habitat comes to life and animal behaviors are best observed. Opportunity to ask questions and learn more about the wonders of the ocean world.

Parking/Handicap Access: Birch Aquarium offers 3-hour courtesy parking. The aquarium is wheelchair accessible and wheelchairs are available for visitors' use. Handicapped parking is located in the traffic circle at the front of the aquarium. 

Photography: Visitors are encouraged to take personal photos of any display. Flash photography is allowed inside the aquarium, except where noted. Visitors wanting to use tripods should check in with Visitor Services to determine the crowd level. Please note that visitors may be photographed or videotaped by aquarium staff for professional use, or by the media covering aquarium news. Entry into the aquarium grants permission for use of these images.


Public Transit Options:

Metropolitan Transit System (MTS) Bus Route 30 stops at Downwind Way, across from Scripps Campus. Walk up Downwind Way to the aquarium (5 minutes). Click here to plan your trip!

North County Transit District (NCTD) Bus Route 101 stops at Expedition Way. Walk down Expedition Way to the aquarium (15 minutes). Click here to plan your trip!


Driving Directions:

From locations North of La Jolla -

I-5 Southbound
Exit 28 for La Jolla Village Dr.
Turn right onto La Jolla Village Dr. 
Continue straight onto N. Torrey Pines Rd. 
Turn left onto Expedition Way

From locations South of La Jolla -

I-5 Northbound
Exit 28B for La Jolla Village Dr.
Turn left onto La Jolla Village Dr.
Continue straight onto N. Torrey Pines Rd.
Turn left onto Expedition Way

From East County -

CA-67 Northbound
Take the exit onto CA-52 Westbound 
Take the exit onto La Jolla Pkwy
Slight right toward & onto La Jolla Scenic Dr. Northbound
Turn left onto La Jolla Village Dr. 
Continue straight onto N. Torrey Pines Rd. 
Turn left onto Expedition Way

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  • Sheila Newbery (Redhead P.

    A bit packed at the Shark Tank, but other than that a great time with everyone. I tried to get to know everyone as best as I could, so if I missed you please holler at me ;-).

    September 21, 2012

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