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  • SeaNettles at Aquarium of the Bay

    See the beautiful Sea Nettle jellyfish
  • Kids in Tunnels at the Aquarium of the Bay

    Explore beneath the waves through 300 feet of underwater tunnels
  • Sevengill Shark at the Aquarium of the Bay

    Get up close and personal with a Sevengill Shark!

Aquarium of the Bay

This one-day ticket gives you access to:

  • 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

Retail price: $30 adult/$20 child*

Web price: $25 adult/$15 child*

Internet savings: $5


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

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.Aquarium of the Bay Logo
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.

Get your tickets to the Aquarium of the Bay

Open: Daily, year ’round
Hours: approx 9:00am-8:00pm (hours change seasonally)
Transport: Accessible by public transportation, hop on hop off tour bus, or private car
Activities: Adventure, Educational, Family/Child-Friendly, Photography, Wildlife & Nature
Includes: All exhibits
Not included: Transportation
3-D Theater Tickets (can be purchased at the aquarium)
Special events, lectures, or programs

PLEASE READ: Our terms/conditions and cancellation policy

Current Exhibits at the Aquarium:

Discover the Bay Your Aquarium of the Bay exploration begins in Discover the Bay, featuring the distinctive ecosystems that support an incredibly wide variety of marine life. This exhibit highlights some of the animals that are commonly found closest to shore, right off San Francisco’s docks. The fish in Discover the Bay tend to be smaller and juvenile, including a swirling school of northern anchovies! Exhibits include some of the Bay’s 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 in this main (and most iconic) exhibit area. See the brainless, boneless, fascinating and mesmerizing moon jellies and Pacific Sea Nettle jellies. Then, traverse two 300-foot tunnels which feature over 200 species of animals found in the San Francisco Bay:Nearshore Tunnel: this tunnel exhibits the animal and plantlife found in a majority of the bay (which averages about 15-20 feet deep). See massive black sea bass and rainbow-colored rockfish, juvenile Leopard sharks, wolf eels, and the California Sheephead.Deeper Water Pockets: this exhibit shows the populations of the deeper parts of the Bay, including 4 kinds of sharks (Sevengill, Spiny Dog, Soupfin, and Leopard), bat rays, striped bass, and white sturgeon. See the shark feeding at 11:30am on Sundays and Thursdays!
Touch the Bay The magic of San Francisco Bay is literally at your fingertips in Touch the Bay and the interactive Bay Lab station. Guests to the aquarium can touch juvenile bat rays, skates, and leopard sharks, as well as a horn shark in the touch pool. 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!

Incredible Adventures is a San Francisco Green BusinessWhen 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

Items to Bring:

  • Camera & charger
  • Comfortable walking shoes
  • Jacket or sweater
  • Photo ID and printed voucher are required to claim tickets at Will Call

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