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Birch Aquarium: Marine Exhibits & Shows

Birch Aquarium

Explore the deep blue sea at the Birch Aquarium at the world-renowned Scripps Institution of Oceanography. Dive into the ocean world and watch over 3,000 fish and exotic underwater inhabitants in over 60 habitats. See awe-inspiring displays and interactive programs, like Whale Watching and grunion runs, and spend a day touring the oceanographic museum, specialty bookshop, or at a live feeding show. With a spectacular view and endless exploration, expect to fall in love with this underwater haven.
Birch Aquarium

Birch Aquarium

2300 Expedition Way, La Jolla, California, 92037
Distance from Hotel: 3.10 miles


Open daily from 9 am to 5 pm.


Adults: $18.50, Child (3-17): $14, Child (2 & under): Free, Seniors (60+): $15.50, Students: $15, Military discount: $2 off


  • Full Moon Pier Walk
  • Steve Poltz
  • Baja's Wild Side
  • SEA Days
  • Fireworks With Friends
  • Kelp Tank Dive Show


  • Exhibits
  • Pier Walks
  • Sea Exploration
  • Think Tank Challenges
  • Feeding & Shows
  • Summer Camp

Does Birch Aquarium Have Any Deals Or Discounts?

Yes, the aquarium offers discounts throughout the year. All military get $2 off admission. You can also purchase a San Diego GO Card for up to 55% off on over 40 of the top attractions in San Diego, including Birch Aquarium. They also offer the Big Exchange, which allows members of participating organizations to swap admissions with proper ID.

Is Re-Entry Into The Birch Aquarium Allowed?

Yes, feel free to come and go as you'd like, as guests are welcome re-enter Birch Aquarium as long as it's within the same day. Just make sure to get your hand stamped upon leaving for your re-entry.