Aquarium of the Bay - Fisherman's Wharf - San Francisco

Why We Love This Tour

“The Aquarium of the Bay is a great spot to bring your family or a date. I loved learning about our beaches in the Bay Area, and getting to see all the colorful fish and cute sea creatures!”

– Leslie Halward
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Tour Highlights

  • Hands-on exhibits and interactive labs
  • 20,000 marine creatures including jellyfish, sharks, octopus, otters, and more!
  • Underwater tunnels (no diving gear required!)
  • Fun for folks of all ages
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Retail Price: $30 adult/$25 child*

Special Price: $25 adult/$15 child*

*Child rates are 3-11. Kids 2 & under are FREE (with reservation). Senior discounts available.

Check out the Sea Nettles and jellyfish at the Aquarium of the Bay
See the beautiful Sea Nettle jellyfish
Kids in the underwater tunnel at the Aquarium of the Bay
Explore beneath the waves through 300 feet of underwater tunnels
Get up close and personal with a Sevengill Shark!

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Overview

Aquarium of the Bay

Approximately 20,000 animals live in the Aquarium of the Bay, ranging from eight-foot native sevengill sharks and eels to rays and jellies, all of which can be found in the San Francisco Bay.
With a focus on education, conservation, and entertainment, it is the ONLY aquarium dedicated to the diverse marine life and distinctive ecosystems of the San Francisco Bay and its watershed.
Aquarium of the Bay provides an unmatched window to the Bay’s amazing marine life, and serves 600,000 visitors annually.

 

AQUARIUM OF THE BAY EXHIBITS

Discover the Bay

Discover the distinctive ecosystems that support marine life in the Bay Area, filled with colorful animals such as green Moray Ells, rockfish of varying colors, and the bright orange Garibaldi.

Under the Bay

Stroll through 300 feet of crystal clear tunnels featuring over 20,000 marine animals from San Francisco Bay and nearby waters. Check out mesmerizing moon jellies and Pacific Sea Nettle jellyfish, massive sea bass and rainbow-colored rockfish, four different species of juvenile sharks, and so much more!

Touch the Bay

Get up close and personal with the marine life at the interactive Bay Lab station. You can touch juvenile bat rays, skates, and even leopard sharks. In a separate area resembling the coastline, guests can touch sea stars, sea anemones, and sea cucumbers. Visitors can also participate in hands-on experiments led by trained naturalists in the PG&E Bay Lab. At 12:30pm daily, watch the aquarium staff feed the bat rays and skates!

Tour Details

About Your Trip to the Aquarium of the Bay

Departure: Aquarium of the Bay hours are from 10 a.m. – 6 p.m., open all year round

Duration: Any time – explore at your own pace

Transportation: Accessible by public transportation, Hop-On Hop-Off bus, or private car.

Includes:

  • Tickets to all exhibits

Not included:

  • Transportation
  • 3-D Theater Tickets (can be purchased at the aquarium)
  • Special events, lectures, or programs

 

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Conservation Efforts

AQUARIUM OF THE BAY CONSERVATION EFFORTS

When it comes to conservation, it is important to walk the talk: Aquarium of the Bay was certified as a San Francisco Green Business in 2005 after being reviewed about recycling practices, hazardous waste removal, and water and energy consumption/conservation. The aquarium does it’s part by:

  • informing guests about endangered animals and habitats and what they can do to help
  • participating in ongoing research and breeding to stabilize endangered populations of ocean life
  • distributing the Monterey Bay Aquarium’s SEAFOOD WATCH guide
  • forming the SF Seafood Watch alliance with local businesses and restaurants to promote sustainable seafood sourcing
  • partnering with America’s Cup’s “Healthy Ocean Project” to educate about Marine Protected Areas and the effects of Marine Debris/Plastics

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Worth the Money!

“Very inexpensive and simply amazing. Great staff, knowledgeable and friendly. The aquarium will amaze you with each step.”

Shawna T. Traveled January 2018 Aquarium of the Bay

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