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Extended Summer Hours at Birch Aquarium

More Time for Fun!

For the first time ever Birch Aquarium is offering extended summer hours. From July 1-August 31, 2021, the aquarium, which has traditionally closed at 5 p.m., will be open from 9 a.m. to 7 p.m. daily.


During extended hours, all exhibits and hands-on activities — including the new  touch pool exhibit where guests can touch juvenile sharks — will remain open, and guests will also be able to explore a new 600-gallon cylindrical Moon Jelly experience in the Hall of Fishes.


As with any visit to Birch Aquarium, advanced reservations for a specific date and time are required, even for members.

Neighborhood: La Jolla

Birch Aquarium at Scripps
2300 Expedition Way
La Jolla, CA 92093-0207

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Contact Info

858-534-3474
aquariuminfo@ucsd.edu

Date & Time

Jul 1 - Aug 31, 2021
9:00 AM - 7:00 PM

Price

$15 for kids ages 3 and up, $19.50 for adults

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$3 Off Birch Aquarium at Scripps

Birch Aquarium at Scripps
Valid: Mar 22 - ongoing

As the public outreach center for the renowned Scripps Institution of Oceanography, Birch Aquarium brings guests into the exciting world of cutting-edge research. Explore interactive exhibits and come face to face with exciting creatures including a rescued Loggerhead Sea Turtle, a Giant Pacific Octopus, Leopard Sharks and jellies. Don’t miss the two-story Giant Kelp Forest or the outdoor touch pools that feature stunning ocean views and the opportunity to get hands-on with juvenile sharks and rays as well as sea stars, sea cucumbers and abalone. 

Save $3 off admission for up to six people. Tickets must be reserved online in advance for a specific date and time. Tickets are not available at the gate. Check the website for the latest health and safety guidelines. 

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