One of the best free places in San Diego is the Aquarium in La Jolla
The best part about San Diego aquarium – IT IS FREE. Well not exactly, typically you will have to pay, however it is Free every month of the year! To be specific, Birch aquarium in La Jolla is free every first full weekend of each month for Bank of America card holders. Every parents who works in the state of California already has one(since you get a BoA card for receiving paternity/maternity leave state benefits)!
Bonus: You can shave a few bucks off with a Groupon, which you can conveniently purchase right before you enter the water world.
So if you live in the area, or just visiting there’s a good chance that you have a an opportunity to see the Scripps aquarium. And it is well worth checking out with kids of all ages, including the big kids (talking about the dad’s out there).
Without further adieu (which is a very weird eggcorn btw) lets dive in and see what awaits you! There are tons of aquatic marvels to gaze at. All sorts of local and tropical fish. Tons of exhibits. Even an outside petting zoo where you can touch sea hairs and stars. Yeah, it’s a great success with parents.
More info on discounted days from official website
There are several other options to get discounted tickets which you can explore online. Here are a few that might stand out to you.
General Admission Tickets
|Child (3-17, 2 & under free)||$15.00|
|Students or UCSD Staf f (with ID)||$16.00|
|Military Discount**||Active Duty, Reserve, Veteran/Retired US Military ID Holders receive $2 off each ticket|
Birch Aquarium Single-Day tickets are available for purchase online, or at the ticket booth when you arrive. Ticket sales end at 4:30 p.m. and the aquarium closes at 5 p.m.
2019 Bank of America Museums on Us Dates
The Bank of America free general admission offer is only available on these dates, the first full weekend of each month.
- January 5 & 6
- February 2 & 3
- March 2 & 3
- April 6 & 7
- May 4 & 5
- June 1 & 2
- July 6 & 7
- August 3 & 4
- September 7 & 8
- October 5 & 6
- November 2 & 3
- December 7 & 8
San Diego became synonymous with word vacation for Californians as well as for people from all over the world. The slow paced town is known for fantastic all year around weather; great Mexican food and endless places. You can have fun on the budget as well as go all out while exploring San Diego. There’s one thing that no one ever considers while planning a vacation in Southern California.
Check out these additional 12 Free museums in San Diego from Savy California! This is some useful info that should help you plan your vacation better. Also check out a tip on the Kids Free October deal from La Jolla mom.
Check out the Free Balboa Park and Torrey Pines Glider Port while you’re having fun in Southern California. Sea world, San Diego Zoo are some of our other favorites spots to hit up while basking in the sun.
If you happened to hit an unusually rare tropical storm weather, take a short trip to the children’s museum downtown, which I’m sure every parents would enjoy! =)