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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 $27
Amazing! 4.3/5 Expedia Guest Rating View all 12 Expedia Verified Reviews

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, unusual Bay pipefish 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 roiling red giant Pacific octopus, fearsome sevengill sharks and teeming schools of anchovies flitting over your head.

At the Touch the Bay exhibit, reach into tide pools teeming with bat rays, skates, leopard sharks, sea stars and sea cucumbers. Peer into the illuminated moon jelly fish display. These mesmerizing creatures dance through the water as colorful lights transform the scene.

In the final gallery, you’ll 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 Naturalist Guides 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, unusual Bay pipefish 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 roiling red giant Pacific octopus, fearsome sevengill sharks and teeming schools of anchovies flitting over your head.

At the Touch the Bay exhibit, reach into tide pools teeming with bat rays, skates, leopard sharks, sea stars and sea cucumbers. Peer into the illuminated moon jelly fish display. These mesmerizing creatures dance through the water as colorful lights transform the scene.

In the final gallery, you’ll 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 Naturalist Guides 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
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$26.95

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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 12 Verified Reviews

Verified Reviews

4.3 out of 5

2/5 Feb 03, 2018

we went through the entire aquarium in less than 15 minutes. was expecting there to be a lot more to see with the hype they put into it.

Nicole B

United States