Explore the wonderful scenery under the sea at the Birch Aquarium at Scripps. This aquarium is located on a hilltop site, which enhances the magnificence of the displays of more than 5,000 animals belonging to 380 species. The display tanks which contain the animals at the aquarium can accommodate 175,000 gallons of seawater. For a visit to the aquarium that is easy on the pocket, find any available Birch Aquarium Coupons and use them upon admission.
Since its establishment in 1903 after the Marine Biological Association of San Diego was created, Birch Aquarium has a mission to “to provide ocean science education, to interpret Scripps Institution of Oceanography research, and to promote ocean conservation.” True to their words, the aquarium caters to more than 410,000 visitors each year and exposes them to some wonderful facts about the underwater world to promote conservation to its creatures. The name of the aquarium was later changed to Scripps Institution of Oceanography after Ellen Browning Scripps and E.W. Scripps who were the main supporters of the institution.
There are many displays of color and beauty at the Birch Aquarium which are divided in more than 60 habitats. You can visit the kelp tank which displays Pacific fishes and invertebrates in more than 60 tanks. This is the largest habitat in the aquarium. The Shark Reef is another wonderful feature displaying different species of sharks found in the tropical reefs. Visitors can also touch tide-pool animals in the Tide Pool Plaza. Seahorses can also be a lot fascinating as displayed in the exhibit called There’s Something About Seahorses. You will learn of more than a dozen seahorse species and their amazing beauty. Another exhibit which can be of interest to the visitors is the Boundless Energy exhibit which just opened in July 2011. It is an outdoor playground promoting the innovative ways on how to take advantage of the natural forces in the environment and convert them as energy.
Visitors can take advantage of a visit to Birch Aquarium to get up-close with the wonders of the underwater. There are lots of exhibits, lots of fun and lots of learning at the Birch Aquarium. Take any opportunity to visit the place. Get any available Discounts Birch Aquarium Tickets for a more economical and fun visit. You can find them in many different sources so it should not be hard for you to get hold of at least one discount tickets:
Special Month for the Kids: October is the month for children when they can enter the aquarium for free. This promo is limited only to two cildren per one paying adult.
Official Web Site: All your queries regarding Birch Aquarium can be answered by visiting their Web site at aquarium.ucsd.edu . You can also get information on special promos and deals.
Social Network: If you have an account on social networking sites, you can also connect with the aquarium in their Twitter account (Birch_Aquarium), YouTube (BirchAquarium), and Flickr (birch_aquarium). You can also find Birch Aquarium in Facebook and "like" them. Stay connected with them to receive regular updates and latest AAA discount deals.
Newsletter: Sign up for the free newsletter and they will send you the latest updates through email.
Go San Diego Card: When you visit San Diego, buy this card to have a discounted entry at the aquarium and other attractions in the area. Just present this card when you buy tickets.
Group Rates: Special rate for big groups of at least 15 people is also available at the aquarium.
Aquarium Membership: You will never regret paying for annual membership because of the benefits it presents including free entry to the aquarium for the whole year.
Bulk Purchases: When you purchase Birch Aquarium Tickets in large quantities, you can avail of the Birch Aquarium Discount Tickets as follows:
20-49 tickets at $9.50 each
50-99 tickets at $8.50 each
100+ tickets at $7.50 each
There are no expiration dates on discount tickets.
For your question and reservations, feel free to call the Group Sales department at 858/534-6691; Fax 858/534-6692.
Foursquare Application: You can receive $2 off adult admission for a maximum of four people when you buy tickets using the Foursquare application on your smartphone. This offer is valid only until December 31, 2011.
AAA Membership: When you are an AAA cardholder, you can get $1 off admission for up to four people. Just present you AAA card upon purchasing of tickets.
AARP Membership: Members of AARP also receive 25% discount on admission for up to six people. Just present your AARP membership card when purchasing tickets.
UCSD Alumni: Birch Aquarium at Scripps recognizes UCSD Alumni Associates and Benefactors by giving them free admission. Just present a valid Alumni Access Card when purchasing tickets. One ticket per member per visit only.
Hours of Operation
9:00 a.m. to 5:00 p.m. daily.
Closed on Thanksgiving, Christmas, and New Year’s Days.
Admission and Ticket Prices
- Adult: $14.00
- Child (ages 3-17): $9.50
- Senior (age 60+): $10.00
- Military w/ ID: $12.00
- UCSD student/staff w/ID: $9.00
- Student w/ ID: $10.00
- Children age 2 and under: FREE
Birch Aquarium at Scripps offers 3-hour courtesy parking.
Admission prices are subject to change. Ticket sales end at 4:30 p.m. and the aquarium closes at 5 p.m.
Address and Contact Information
2300 Expedition Way
La Jolla, CA 92037
Tel. # (858) 534-3474