Birch Aquarium

Local nameBirch Aquarium
LocationSan Diego, United States

Birch Aquarium at Scripps is an aquarium and the public outreach center for Scripps Institution of Oceanography at the University of California, San Diego. Accredited by the Association of Zoos and Aquariums, Birch Aquarium at Scripps has an annual attendance of more than 439,000, including more than 40,000 school children, and features more than 3,000 animals representing 380 species. The hilltop site provides views of the Scripps Institution of Oceanography campus and the Pacific Ocean. The mission of the aquarium reads: "At Birch Aquarium at Scripps, we connect understanding to protecting our ocean planet".

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Opening hours

Daily: 9 am - 5 pm
Closed: Thanksgiving, Christmas, and New Years Days


Adult: $17
Teen (13-17): $14
Child (3-12): $12.50
Senior (60+): $13
UCSD student/staff w/ID: $11
College Student w/ID: $12
Ages 2 and under: free

More information and contact


Official Website

Phone +1 858 534 3474

Address 2300 Expedition Way, San Diego, CA 92037, USA

Coordinates 32°51'57.082" N -117°15'2.4" E

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