Frequently Asked Questions

Q.When are the concerts?
A. Concerts are held on the third Wednesday of every month, May-September. The 2015 dates are May 18, June 15, July 20, August 17, & September 21.

Q. How do I buy tickets?
A. You can purchase tickets online or by calling 858-534-4109 during normal business hours.
Q. Can I reserve a ticket now and pay later?
A. Payment is required at the time of purchase. No tickets can be held or reserved without payment. A credit card is required to make a payment online or over the phone. If you would like to pay in person, please visit our Visitor Services Department during normal business hours.
Q. My 15-year-old son really loves one of the performers. Can I buy him a ticket?
A. No. Only concertgoers ages 21+ are allowed to attend Green Flash concerts. IDs will be checked at the door.
Q. Is there assigned seating?
A. No.  All concerts are standing room only.
Q. Do you have a designated area for persons with disabilities?
A. Yes, there is a special seating area for persons with disabilities. Seating is limited.
Q. What time do they perform?
A. Gates open at 5:30 p.m. Opening acts begin at 6:45 p.m. Main acts go onstage at 7:30. The concert ends at 9 p.m.
Q. Will there be food? If so, is it included in the ticket price?
A. Delicious snacks and drinks (including beer and wine) will be available for purchase at the event as soon as gates open. Refreshments are not included in the ticket price. Note: Only concertgoers ages 21+ are allowed to attend Green Flash concerts.
Q. Can I bring in my own food and drinks? How about blankets or chairs?
A.  No. No outside food or drink (including water) is allowed inside the concert. These concerts are standing-room only, so blankets, chairs, and stools are not allowed.
Q. Is parking available? What does it cost?
A. Birch Aquarium at Scripps provides FREE parking during the concert. When our parking lot fills up, we will shuttle concertgoers to and from other lots on the Scripps Oceanography campus.
Q. I bought a concert ticket, but can’t attend the event. Can I give it to someone else or get a refund?
A. ALL SALES ARE FINAL. You may give your ticket to a friend, but you may not transfer to a different concert date.
Q. But it’s raining. Will you still have the concert?
A. Yes. Concerts are held rain or shine.
Q. Where is the concert located exactly? Can I see the rest of the aquarium?
The concerts take place on our outdoor Tide-Pool Plaza, overlooking the Pacific Ocean. All aquarium exhibits will be open for viewing and are included in the ticket price. If the weather is poor, the concert will be moved inside.
Q. How do I get to Birch Aquarium?
A. Birch Aquarium is located at 2300 Expedition Way in La Jolla. Take I-5 to La Jolla Village Drive. Go west one mile. Turn left on Expedition Way. Google Map.
Q. I have more questions. Who can I contact?
A. Contact us at 858-534-4109 or