Member Events and Deals

Aquarium members enjoy special events and deals all year long.

Special Members' Event: Fireworks for Friends 

July 4, 6:30-9:30p.m.

Celebrate the (sea) stars and stripes and enjoy the Fourth of July at Birch Aquarium. Enjoy panoramic views of fireworks over La Jolla Cove from the Tide-Pool Plaza. Bring Picnics and comfortable seating. All exhibits will be open for viewing. Introduce your friends to Birch Aquarium at Scripps during this special members event. Member guest passes required for guest admission.


Perspectives Lecture: Sixth Annual Charles David Keeling Lecture

Monday, May 11, 7–8 p.m.

Doors open at 6:30; lecture begins at 7 p.m.

Dr. Clara Deser, climatologist from the National Center for Atmospheric Research

The Keeling Lecture series is in memory of distinguished Scripps Professor Charles David Keeling's life and invaluable contributions to climate science and Scripps. This year we are honored to host Dr. Clara Deser from the  National Center for Atmospheric Research. Clara is an internationally recognized expert on global climate variability whose  research is focused  how interactions between the atmosphere, ocean and sea ice influence climate.  Her presentation will focus current regional climate change in Europe and the US, and how much can be attributed to natural versus human causes.   Clara’s work addresses a longstanding challenge for climate communicators – articulating the reasons for differences between projections of  global  scale climate change, which are strikingly consistent across climate models, and projections of regional change, which are not.



The BIG Exchange

May 1-15, 2015

The Big Exchange gives members of participating organizations reciprocal admission at 31 museums, historic sites, gardens, and more throughout San Diego County! Show your current membership card and get free entry to any organizations listed here!  


SEA Days: Turtle Detectives

Saturday, May 16, 11 a.m. - 3 p.m.

Turtle bones produce annual growth rings, much like a tree. by taking a closer look at these rings, local scientists are able to provide a multi-year record of facts such as a turtle's location, age size and even its diet. At SEA Days, view bone samples and learn how these "turtle detectives" do their work!