Birch Aquarium at Scripps

As the public outreach center for Scripps Institution of Oceanography at UC San Diego, Birch Aquarium features amazing creatures including a rescued Loggerhead Sea Turtle, a Giant Pacific Octopus and Weedy Seadragons. Don’t miss hands-on tide pools and stunning ocean views.

Visiting with CityPASS

Save up to 42% on admission to Birch Aquarium at Scripps plus other must-see attractions with San Diego CityPASS tickets.

  • One simple purchase gives you admission to multiple attractions. And with 9 days to use your tickets, you’ll have plenty of time to spend at each attraction.
  • Save time researching. Only the best attractions, like Birch Aquarium at Scripps, are included in CityPASS tickets. Rest assured you’re going to see the best San Diego has to offer.
  • Admission to Birch Aquarium at Scripps:
    San Diego CityPASS: General admission

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San Diego CityPASS is rated 4.7 out of 5 by 41.
Rated 5 out of 5 by from So easy! We utilized the Citypass for SeaWorld, the San Diego zoo, Trolley tour, and the 60 minute cruise. I was worried that we would have to do an extra step, or would get questioned, etc., when showing the Citypass to each of these places, but it was actually SO EASY! Each place is so used to individuals with a CityPass and just needed to scan the QR code. Highly recommend it!
Date published: 2022-04-29
Rated 5 out of 5 by from City Pass was Perfect for us! We weren’t sure which pass to get, City Pass or Go San Diego. We chose City Pass as it was a bit cheaper for the exact excursions we wanted to do. We also liked that we had 9 days to use it rather than the x amount of consecutive days for the Go SD. We liked we could take a rest day rather than go go go. The City pass was very easy to use and we didn’t have a single issue at any location. We used it for legoland, the zoo, sea world, and the midway. It saved us a lot of money rather than paying for each one individually.
Date published: 2022-04-04
Rated 5 out of 5 by from Super Easy to Use This pass saved money and time. I didn’t have to wait in ticketing lines. I went straight to the entrance and scanned my passes on my phone. No issues. I was able to enter parks right at opening, because I didn’t need to wait in line to buy tickets.
Date published: 2022-04-02
Rated 5 out of 5 by from Amazing product! The CityPass is amazing! It was perfect for our trip to San Diego. It allowed us to experience all of the attractions that we wanted to do (Legoland, Seaworld, Zoo), but also provided options that we didn't know about but also loved (e.g., boat cruise). It is a cost-effective way to see the city, and the attractions are family friendly. Also, the pass is very easy to use. We didn't need to print out anything, and was able to access all of the attractions through our phones. We will continue to use CityPass whenever we can!
Date published: 2022-04-02
Rated 5 out of 5 by from Best Vacation Ever CityPASS has been the best choice for ease and fun in regards to our family vacation. With the changes for places and their restrictions for illnesses, CityPASS has communicated quickly in regards to any procedural changes and it has been so easy to use. You get to skip long ticket lines and walk straight to the entrance for most places! I can’t recommend this enough!
Date published: 2022-03-28
Rated 4 out of 5 by from Good value Glad we purchased city pass as it had enough flexibility to be used throughout our week long vacation and we didnt need to rush to see things in 3 days like some of the other passes. Didnt save as much as the pass says as we ended up missing out on one attraction and instead another day of downtime. Overall good value saved just shy of $100 off admissions to Seaworld, San Diego Zoo and the one hour Harbor Bay Tour. If we hade made it to the Midway Museum we would have saved another $88.00. But a resting relaxing day was called for near the end of our vacation instead of taking in another sight.
Date published: 2022-03-21
Rated 5 out of 5 by from Great time in San Diego! Everything went flawless with the tickets. We ended up going to Sea World, San Diego Zoo, USS Midway and the Old Town Trolley Tour. I ended up loading the tickets on my phone and showed every place we went to upon entry... a quick scan and we were in the park. No need to wait in the ticket line. We will definitely be taking advantage of the savings during our next city trip.
Date published: 2021-12-30
Rated 5 out of 5 by from Good package for the price It was great to have a variety of choices available. Customer support was helpful and was easy to use. Using city pass we were able to see San Diego.
Date published: 2021-11-24
Rated 5 out of 5 by from great deal on best attractions Saved money on Legoland and SD Safari Land with harbor boat tour and trolley as a bonus. Really experienced SD in three days.
Date published: 2022-06-22
Rated 5 out of 5 by from great experience! We bought City PASS for our group (4 adults and 3 kids) and it was very easy to use. We had no issue with any attraction that we went to and we had so much savings using them. Thank you for a great San Diego experience!
Date published: 2022-06-16
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