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Immerse yourself in San Francisco's underwater world at the Aquarium of the Bay as you explore local marine creatures and native aquatic animals that live in the waters off the California Coast. The facility features 4 main exhibit areas, each filled with thriving marine wildlife.

Begin in the Discover the Bay exhibit, where you can check out tanks displaying some of the aquarium's 20,000 animals. Watch for elusive moray eels, unusual Bay pipefish and colorful orange Garibaldi, the state fish of California.

Next, step into deep water at the Under the Bay exhibit, walking through 300 feet (91 m) of aquatic tunnels for an up-close look at what life really looks like in the 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 through the water.

Finally, get your hands wet at the Touch the Bay exhibit, where you can reach into tide pools teeming with bat rays, skates, leopard sharks, sea stars and sea cucumbers. Before you leave, stand before the illuminated moon jelly fish wall—these mesmerizing creatures dance through the water as the shifting lights change their color from red to blue and back again.

The Aquarium's 4th gallery lets you see the amusing antics of 3 North American river otters. Learn all about these adorable animals while watching them romp, swim, play, and eat. This gallery educates the public about the importance of conservation of the rivers and other watersheds that flow into the Bay.

As you explore, learn about ongoing conservation efforts from naturalist guides throughout the aquarium. As a nonprofit educational and conservation facility, your ticket purchase helps provide over 26,000 local school children from grades K-12 with free admission and a science education program.

For a limited time, also experience special shark-themed activities and education stations in the Sharks of Alcatraz underwater tunnels. Learn about the rumors surrounding the opening of Alcatraz in 1934 and get up-close-and-personal with the Bay's largest predator.

Immerse yourself in San Francisco's underwater world at the Aquarium of the Bay as you explore local marine creatures and native aquatic animals that live in the waters off the California Coast. The facility features 4 main exhibit areas, each filled with thriving marine wildlife.

Begin in the Discover the Bay exhibit, where you can check out tanks displaying some of the aquarium's 20,000 animals. Watch for elusive moray eels, unusual Bay pipefish and colorful orange Garibaldi, the state fish of California.

Next, step into deep water at the Under the Bay exhibit, walking through 300 feet (91 m) of aquatic tunnels for an up-close look at what life really looks like in the 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 through the water.

Finally, get your hands wet at the Touch the Bay exhibit, where you can reach into tide pools teeming with bat rays, skates, leopard sharks, sea stars and sea cucumbers. Before you leave, stand before the illuminated moon jelly fish wall—these mesmerizing creatures dance through the water as the shifting lights change their color from red to blue and back again.

The Aquarium's 4th gallery lets you see the amusing antics of 3 North American river otters. Learn all about these adorable animals while watching them romp, swim, play, and eat. This gallery educates the public about the importance of conservation of the rivers and other watersheds that flow into the Bay.

As you explore, learn about ongoing conservation efforts from naturalist guides throughout the aquarium. As a nonprofit educational and conservation facility, your ticket purchase helps provide over 26,000 local school children from grades K-12 with free admission and a science education program.

For a limited time, also experience special shark-themed activities and education stations in the Sharks of Alcatraz underwater tunnels. Learn about the rumors surrounding the opening of Alcatraz in 1934 and get up-close-and-personal with the Bay's largest predator.

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1-Day Admission

Duration 11h Free cancellation No booking or credit card fees
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$24.95

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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.


Cancellation Policy

You can cancel free of charge until 72 hours before your reservation starts. After that time, no cancellations, changes or refunds will be made.

Location

Aquarium of the Bay, PIER 39 2 Beach Street, San Francisco, California 94133, United States

Aquarium of the Bay Admission ratings based on 2 Verified Reviews

Verified Reviews

4.4 out of 5