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Birch Aquarium at Scripps
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Birch Aquarium at Scripps

A $17.00 value - Included with your Go San Diego Card!

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From its unforgettable view of the Pacific Ocean to its memorable marine life exhibits, the Birch Aquarium is a must-see for every landlubber. Learn about living coral reefs, watch baby seahorses play, and listen to whale songs. You can even pet some starfish!

Discover a stunning variety of marine habitats at the Birch Aquarium, along with an unforgettable view overlooking La Jolla and the Pacific Ocean! Dive into exhibits that showcase the mysteries of ocean, air, and life through interactive displays and multimedia.

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Present your Go San Diego Card at the admissions counter.

Closings

Thanksgiving Day
Christmas Day
New Year's Day.
All holiday hours are subject to change without notice.

Phone: 858-534-FISH (3474)

Website: www.aquarium.ucsd.edu

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 5 out of 5 stars (based on 3 customer ratings)
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[1 of 2 customers found this review helpful]

Definitely worth the time
By amylynna Verified Reviewer from Gilbert, Az on
Pros:
Beautiful exhibits, Great visit with family
Bottom Line:
Yes, I would recommend this to a friend

Comments about Smart Destinations Birch Aquarium at Scripps:

The view from the building over looking the ocean is absolutely breath-taking. We loved the tidepool on the outside where the children had hands on access to various sea-life. They also had an outdoor play area that was educational for the children.I was very impressed with the selection of marine life. This is a great little trip to start out your day while visiting La Jolla.

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[2 of 4 customers found this review helpful]

Lots of fun, even for our toddler!
By OCmommie Verified Reviewer from Laguna Niguel, CA on
Bottom Line:
Yes, I would recommend this to a friend

Comments about Smart Destinations Birch Aquarium at Scripps:

We LOVED this aquarium! I wish there was something like this near where we lived. My 18 month-old had so much fun watching all the fish & sea life. It was easier for him to see and engage here than even the Zoo (animals are still hard for him to find when they are hiding) or Sea World. It's North in La Jolla, so you have to drive to the aquarium... but it's worth it. There is a large deck with fantastic ocean views.

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[5 of 5 customers found this review helpful]

Beautiful location at sunset!
By Wade C. Verified Reviewer from Anaheim, CA on
Pros:
Silver school of sardines
Bottom Line:
Yes, I would recommend this to a friend

Comments about Smart Destinations Birch Aquarium at Scripps:

Best to visit in late afternoon, just before sunset. Sardine tank not to be missed, take a picture outside of the beautiful beaches below, while the sun is setting behind the ocean!

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Hours

Daily, 9:00 am-5:00 pm
Please note, Go San Diego Card holders may enter this attraction until closing or 5:30pm, whichever comes first.

Driving Directions

I-5 to La Jolla Village Drive exit, head west. La Jolla Village Drive becomes North Torrey Pines Road (approx. 1 mile). Turn left on Expedition Way. Parking is to your left, at the bottom of the hill. Three hour parking is included with admission.

Public Transportation

By Bus: Bus #34 to Scripps Institution of Oceanography. Get off at Downwind Way and La Jolla Shores. Walk up Downwind Way to aquarium.

Address

2300 Expedition Way
La Jolla, CA 92037
  • Open year-round
  • Good for families
  • Parking available
  • Restaurant or snack bar
  • Restrooms
  • Disabled access
  • Reservations not required

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At a Glance

Address

2300 Expedition Way
La Jolla, CA 92037

Phone: 858-534-FISH (3474)

Website: www.aquarium.ucsd.edu

Adult Gate PriceChild Gate Price
$17.00 $12.50