Discover Science, Exploration & Adventure. Coral reefs are often referred to as the "rainforests of the sea," and like rainforests they face many challenges. Researchers at Scripps Oceanography are studying 100 islands to track over time. Learn more about what it takes to study coral reef diversity without having to don a wetsuit! SEA Days is included with aquarium admission. Public Admission price is $18.50 for adults and $14 for children ages 3-17. For more information, visit aquarium.ucsd.edu. Proceeds support exhibits and educational programming at Birch Aquarium at Scripps.