Birch Aquarium at Scripps, in the San Diego area, offers free admission on the first weekend of every month for anyone with a BofA card. If you can’t make the free day or don’t have a card, you can still save time when you get your tickets online in advance. Military, Seniors, and Students get a bit of a ticket discount. (Details and links below.)
While you’re there, check out Boundless Energy, a new interactive exhibit that celebrates the innovative natural forces we use to power our lives.
“Perched on a bluff overlooking the Pacific Ocean, the aquarium features more than 60 habitats teeming with fishes and invertebrates from the cold waters of the Pacific Northwest to the tropical waters of Mexico and the Caribbean. Discover dazzling coral reefs, thrilling sharks, amazing seahorses, undulating jellyfish, and three outdoor, living tide pools. Be amazed by the aquarium’s two-story kelp forest tank, which showcases the beauty of the ocean just off La Jolla’s coast …”
FREE DAYS: Birch Aquarium at Scripps Free Admission with any BofA Card on the first full weekend of every month.
TICKETS: Birch Aquarium at Scripps Ticket Online — Adults $14, Military $12, Seniors and Students $10, Children $9.50, UCSD Staff/Student $9.
WHEN: Open 7 days a week, 9am to 5pm daily. Closed Thanksgiving, Christmas, and New Year’s Day.
WHERE: Birch Aquarium at Scripps, 2300 Expedition Way, La Jolla, CA. Map & nearby points of interest.
SAVVY TIP: You can park for free for up to three hours in the Aquarium parking lot. If you’re staying longer, buy a parking pass in the Education Office.