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Aquarium of the Bay tickets

Gate Prices Adult $26.95
Child (3-12) $16.95

At San Francisco's Aquarium of the Bay, you will get to see, touch, discover, and learn about the fascinating marine life of the San Francisco Bay and its surrounding waters. Have you ever wondered what lies beneath the surface of the Bay? Walk through crystal clear tunnels filled with 20,000 aquatic animals, including sevengill sharks: the Bay's largest predators.

A visit to Aquarium of the Bay starts in Discover the Bay, where you will learn about the distinctive ecosystems that support this amazing and wide variety of marine life. Stroll through 300 feet of crystal clear tunnels featuring over 20,000 marine animals from San Francisco Bay and nearby waters. You’ll get an up-close view of Pacific Sea Nettles, white sturgeon, moon jellies, shovelnose guitarfish, and even a giant octopus!

Not only will you be able to witness these stunning creatures, you will even have the opportunity to touch them at the Touch the Bay exhibit! This unique section of the Aquarium of the Bay features touch pools with sharks, rays and sea stars, as well as an interactive Bay Lab station.

Daily events at Aquarium of the Bay include animal feedings and naturalist presentations. You will discover the Bay's various ecosystems, the distinctive wildlife, and the importance of preserving this amazing natural resource.

There are even special activities presented for kids, such as Jellyfish mazes, sea life word searches, coloring books, and Aquarium of the Bay scavenger hunts. You and your whole family can have a memorable experience, all included in your Pass.

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Getting In

Please give the staff member at the Guest Service Desk your pass / smartphone to scan.


Daily, 10:00 am-6:00 pm.
Check the Aquarium of the Bay website for the most up-to-date hours of operation.


Christmas Day. All holiday hours are subject to change without notice.
Hours vary seasonally.


Please check website for seasonal programming such as underwater pumpkin carving for Halloween, or watch our river otters frolic in over 1,000 pounds of snow in the winter.

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The Embarcadero at Beach Street
San Francisco, CA 94133

Driving Directions

Entering the city from either the Golden Gate Bridge or the Bay Bridge, follow signs to Fisherman's Wharf and PIER 39. Parking is available at the PIER 39 parking garage one block away from the Aquarium.

Aquarium of the Bay does not validate parking; however, visitors who dine at one of PIER 39's full-service restaurants receive one hour free validated parking at lunch and two hours free validated parking after 6 pm for dinner.

Public Transportation

The F line stops directly in front of the Aquarium. The 47 Bus, the 8 Bus, and both Cable Car stops are within walking distance to the Aquarium.

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