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.

Important Information


PIER 39 at The Embarcadero and Beach Street

Hours of Operation

Summer: Everyday: 9 am to 8 pm
Winter: Monday-Thursday: 10 am to 6 pm
Friday-Sun: 10 am to 7 pm


All Day Admission


Admission to the Aquarium and all general exhibits

Not Included

Meals, Souvenirs, Hotel Pick-up, Gratuities, Animal Food.


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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