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Aquarium of the Bay Admission

by Aquarium of the Bay Duration 11h Features animals Free cancellation available No booking or credit card fees
per adult Price is $28

Immerse yourself in San Francisco's Aquarium of the Bay as you encounter local marine creatures that live in the waters off the California coast. The facility is home to over 20,000 aquatic animals and features four main exhibit areas.

Begin in the Discover the Bay exhibit where you can watch for elusive moray eels, a spotted horn shark and colorful Garibaldi, the state fish of California.

Next, walk under deep water at the Under the Bay exhibit, going through 300 feet (91 m) of aquatic tunnels for a unique look at life under San Francisco Bay. 700,000 gallons (2,650 l) of real Bay water fill these tanks. Check out a giant Pacific octopus, roaming sevengill sharks and teeming schools of anchovies flitting over your head. Peer into the illuminated moon jelly fish display. These mesmerizing creatures dance through the water as colorful lights transform the scene.

At the Touch the Bay exhibit, reach into two tide pools filled with sea anemones, sea stars, bat rays and a small shark. While you're there catch some of the Bay Lab animal encounters and programs.

Finally, visit the Watershed Ambassadorexhibit and enjoy the amusing antics of four North American river otters. Learn about these adorable animals while watching them romp, swim, play and eat. This gallery highlights conservation of the rivers and other watersheds that flow into the Bay.

During your visit, learn about ongoing conservation efforts from Educators throughout the Aquarium. This is a nonprofit educational and conservation facility.

Immerse yourself in San Francisco's Aquarium of the Bay as you encounter local marine creatures that live in the waters off the California coast. The facility is home to over 20,000 aquatic animals and features four main exhibit areas.

Begin in the Discover the Bay exhibit where you can watch for elusive moray eels, a spotted horn shark and colorful Garibaldi, the state fish of California.

Next, walk under deep water at the Under the Bay exhibit, going through 300 feet (91 m) of aquatic tunnels for a unique look at life under San Francisco Bay. 700,000 gallons (2,650 l) of real Bay water fill these tanks. Check out a giant Pacific octopus, roaming sevengill sharks and teeming schools of anchovies flitting over your head. Peer into the illuminated moon jelly fish display. These mesmerizing creatures dance through the water as colorful lights transform the scene.

At the Touch the Bay exhibit, reach into two tide pools filled with sea anemones, sea stars, bat rays and a small shark. While you're there catch some of the Bay Lab animal encounters and programs.

Finally, visit the Watershed Ambassadorexhibit and enjoy the amusing antics of four North American river otters. Learn about these adorable animals while watching them romp, swim, play and eat. This gallery highlights conservation of the rivers and other watersheds that flow into the Bay.

During your visit, learn about ongoing conservation efforts from Educators throughout the Aquarium. This is a nonprofit educational and conservation facility.

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1-Day Admission

Duration 11h No booking or credit card fees

Admission to the Aquarium of the Bay, Bay Model Visitor Center In Sausalito and the Sea Lion Center on PIER 39 Your ticket is valid 90 days from the day purchased. All purchases are final. No refunds and no exchanges will be offered

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$27.95

Total price is $27.95, taxes included

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Aquarium of the Bay Admission

Activity Location

Aquarium of the Bay

PIER 39 2 Beach Street

San Francisco 94133

Meeting/Redemption Point
  • Aquarium of the Bay

    PIER 39 Beach Street & The Embarcadero

    San Francisco 94133


Highlights

  • Fascinating exploration of San Francisco's marine creatures

  • 300 feet (91 m) of acrylic tunnels take you under the tanks

  • 20,000 animals including bright Garibaldi & moon jelly fish

  • Pacific octopus, sevengill sharks & North American otters

  • Interactive touch pool with sea stars, skates & bat rays


Inclusions

  • Admission to the Aquarium of the Bay

  • Admission to the Bay Model Visitor Center In Sausalito

  • Admission to the Sea Lion Center on PIER 39


Know Before You Book

  • This venue is wheelchair accessible.

  • Aquarium of the Bay is a local non-profit education center.

  • Every ticket purchased helps fund free education programs for local school children.


Aquarium of the Bay Admission ratings based on 16 Verified Reviews

Verified Reviews

4.2 out of 5

4/5 Mar 24, 2019

I have been to top notch aquariums. So not a lot for the cost of of admission. But enough. I was with grandchildren (9&11) from Manitoba and they had never been to the ocean. And so the experience for them, was excellent in this regard. Plus, it is on peir 39 where a lot of other things were going on. Sea lions, the smells of the sea and fun shops. We spent $20 (4 of us) for a kabuki cab to pedal us past past street vendors along the way, and take us to Musee Mechanique (an amazing place with antique pinball Machines. Adults will love this too!) And then bought lunch from the row of vendors. A cable car ride and a ferry ride to Alcatraz, (all about getting out on the water and seeing the city from that vantage) and you are good to go! And so (back to the aquarium) it's a pretty good place taste a little of everything. But if you are really serious about aquariums, look elsewhere. I did enjoy the tunnel walk. Well done! And you are out quick enough to enjoy the rest of peir 39.

Joanne W

San Fransisco

1/5 Sep 16, 2018

If you have been too a decent aquarium in the past you will be tremendously disappointed in this very basic aquarium. Would not recommend. Waste of you money