Aquarium of the Bay

Discover what lies beneath the waves of San Francisco Bay. Journey through crystal clear tunnels filled with 20,000 aquatic animals. Touch sharks, rays and sea stars. Learn how to support conservation of the bay and marine environments.

Admission to the Aquarium and all general exhibits
Meals, Souvenirs
Animal Food
Important Information

PIER 39 at The Embarcadero and Beach Street


All Day Admission

Hours of Operation

Jan. 1 - Jun. 16, Sep. 4 - Nov. 21, Nov. 23 - Dec. 23 & Dec. 26 - Dec. 31: 10:00 am to 6:00 pm
Jun. 21 - Sep. 3: 10:00 am to 8:00 pm
Nov. 22 (Thanksgiving) & Dec. 24 (Christmas Eve): 8:30 am to 2:00 pm


Visit San Francisco’s Only Waterfront Aquarium! Dive deep into the mysteries of San Francisco Bay at Aquarium of the Bay. Walk through crystal clear tunnels surrounded by ginormous Sevengill Sharks, graceful bat rays, skates, and 20,000 other marine animals from San Francisco Bay and surrounding waters. Visit the lair of the Giant Pacific Octopus, one of the world’s smartest marine animals.

Explore the mesmerizing world of Moon Jellies and Sea Nettles. 

You’ll even have the chance to touch sharks, rays and sea stars in two touch pools that re-create Northern California’s rocky shoreline.

Daily special events at Aquarium of the Bay include animal feedings, behind-the-scenes tours and a wide variety of presentations by the Aquarium’s team of interpretive naturalists. Ask questions to our animal experts, interact with live animals, and send free e-cards to your friends and family.

Aquarium of the Bay
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