View of Scripps Pier from Birch Aquarium
Hours and Days of Operation
The Birch Aquarium at Scripps is open from 9 am until 5 pm daily. Before going to the Aquarium, check online for a daily schedule to be aware of what is going on the day you visit.
Days and hours are always subject to change. This is another reason why it is a good idea to check before you go.
If you are staying at a hotel, check out their brochures. Sometimes, they will have extra coupons to help you save money for specific exhibits. Also, they contain coupons for some places to eat around the area.
The first full weekend of every month, there's free general admission if you show your Bank of America card. However, only the person whose name is on the card can receive complimentary access.
You Cannot Enter After Leaving the Aquarium
Once you're out, you're done, unfortunately. So, you must figure out how long you want to stay and enjoy everything. There are no re-entry stamps or wrist bands.
If you are waiting for additional people to show, it's a good idea to talk about a meeting area. Most people prefer to stay outside for the other parties. That way, no one has to worry about the inability to leave the building.
Dining Options Available
Devour mouth-watering pastries, tasty salads, sandwiches, and delicious desserts that will have you wanting more all at the Shark Cafe. They are open from 9:30 am until 3:30 pm. It is preferred to order online before going, so that's something to keep in mind.
Only Trained Service Dogs Allowed
Only trained service animals are allowed in the facility for your pets' safety and the guests.
Please, do not bring your pet or leave them in your car, no matter the weather. If you do, the Aquarium will contact the police, which will result in the removal of your pet.
Always Check Times Online
Everything is still subject to change. The activities, events, and hours of the Aquarium may change without notice. Take the time to look before you go; that way, you're not met with any unpleasant surprises!