Enjoy a group tour with one of our docents


(Destination management companies, senior groups, clubs, organizations, centers, tour operators, hotels, and college extracurricular groups.) 


Adults $9.50

Seniors (60+) $8.50

Minimum: 15 people. For more information on these programs, or to schedule a group visit, please call 858-534-6691. Or contact us via email.

Self-Guided Aquarium Visit

Encounter a dazzling variety of marine life from the cold waters of the Pacific Northwest to the tropical seas of Mexico and the South Pacific. Also experience our outdoor tide-pool plaza overlooking the sparkling Pacific Ocean and our engaging museum featuring exhibits which highlight the latest research by Scripps explorers.

Docent Assisted Tours:


The docent will greet the group, point out the highlights of the aquarium and walk around with the group to answer questions. The duration of the tour is one hour with a docent, leaving time to visit the rest of the facility on your own
Group rate plus $50/docent
Minimum: 10 people
Maximum: 15 people per docent

Ocean Discovery For Seniors

This is a special hands-on program designed for senior citizens with a sense of curiosity. Seated at discovery stations in our private classroom, explore the behavior and natural history of live marine animals with an experienced instructor. Observe, touch, and inquire about intertidal and kelp forest inhabitants. Your hands-on program will also include a visit to the aquarium afterwards. This program may be booked Monday through Friday only, and is based on classroom availability.
Group rates plus $85 program fee.
Maximum 20 people.

Discount Ticket Sales

Share the aquarium and all its underwater delights with your family, friends and business contacts.
20-49 tickets at $9.50 each
50-99 tickets at $8.50 each
100+ tickets at $7.50 each
There are no expiration dates on discount tickets.

For more information or reservations please call the Group Sales department at 858/534-6691. Fax 858/534-6692.
Or contact us via email.