Aquarium Of The Bay

San Francisco, CA

Zoos & Wildlife
3 (5 reviews)

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Address: PIER 39 The Embarcadero & Beach St, San Francisco, CA, 94133 How do we get there? Number: 415.623.5300
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Who is excited to journey UNDERNEATH the waters of San Francisco Bay...and you don't even have to get wet for it!

Aquarium of the Bay is an incredible experience for the whole family in San Francisco, where you can explore the incredible creatures that call the water home.

Why not start Under The Bay, where you can make your way through 300ft of crystal clear tunnels, that surround you with over 20,000 marine animals from the bay and the nearby waters! Kids will be mesmerized in the Jellies habitat, and you can see a dynamic habitats with swirling schools of anchovies and sea bass with the Near Shore exhibit!

Make sure you venture into the second crystal clear tunnel at Aquarium of the Bay, because the deeper waters are waiting for you! Sturgeon, rays, and sharks all soar and glide around you. You can come face to face with the Bay's largest predators - the Sevengill sharks, and all give local species are present!

Kids will love the hands-on activities at Aquarium of the Bay too, so don't miss Touch The Bay! The magic of San Francisco is literally at your fingertips, where you can actually feel what sharks, rays and skates feel like!

The Daily Programs are great fun for the kids too, and allow them to learn all about the sharks, and see divers interact with them! There are also chances to meet otters, and octopus, and other weird and wonderful creatures. 

So let's go exploring underneath the ocean at the Aquarium of the Bay - you might just be surprised what you discover!

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How much does it cost?






$19.25 (Ages 4 to 12)



Seniors $24.25


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3 years


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Aquarium Of The Bay FAQ’s

The Aquarium's mission statement is to create experiences that inspire conservation of the San Francisco Bay and all marine environments. The Bay is in trouble, and their goal is for every visitor to the Aquarium to go away with new knowledge about the life dwelling within the Bay, as well as what can be done to help preserve it.

There are plenty of places to eat in the Bay area, so grab something before you arrive so you can focus on the underwater fun and not those rumbling tummies!

Check the times of the events and programs as soon as you arrive, so you can plan your day around what you want to see!

There is a gift shop where you can pick up some fun gifts and souvenirs to keep the experience going at home! Members get discounts too.

They have programs for K-12, and these FREE educational programs are great for kids to discover the underwater world!

The aquarium is handicap accessible. Speak to staff if you have any questions or problems!

Why not have your birthday party at the aquarium! They would love to help you celebrate, and gives kids a super hands-on experience with the creatures.

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