Aquarium of the Bay General Admission Ticket

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Visit San Francisco's only waterfront aquarium and learn about marine life at its three exhibit areas!


Visit San Francisco's only waterfront aquarium, located at Pier 39 in Fisherman's Wharf. Enjoy a unique experience with three exhibit areas: Discover the Bay, which teaches the visitor about the adolescent marine life; Under the Bay, where you can walk through two tunnels with over 20,000 marine animals surrounding you from the San Francisco Bay; and Touch the Bay, where you can feel what it's like to touch a bat ray, leopard shark and other land animals.

Aquarium of the Bay recently enlarged its footprint with the addition of a 270-seat theater called the Bay Theater. Each day visitors can learn about the bay, its history and architecture, and view award-winning film festival films.

See eye-to-eye with a Sevengill shark, be mesmerized by jellies, stroke a Bat Ray's back and experience the magic of San Francisco Bay.

Tickets are valid for a one-day Aquarium admission. Have your hand stamped upon entering the Aquarium for return visits throughout the day-with dozens of daily visitor programs, there is always something new to explore.

Operating Hours

  • Summer: daily from 09:00 to 20:00

  • Fall/Spring (September 7 - October 31; March 1-May 28): Monday to Thursday from 10:00 to 19:00; Friday to Sunday from 10:00 to 20:00

  • Winter (from November 1): Monday to Thursday from 10:00 to 18:00; Friday to Sunday from 10:00 to 19:00

Closed on 25 December


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Aquarium of the Bay General Admission Ticket

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Embarcadero & Beach St.
San Francisco, CA 94133

Operating Hours
August 1 to 31: 09:00 - 20:00
September 1 to 4: 09:00 - 20:00
September 5 to 30: 10:00 - 19:00
October 1 to 6: 10:00 - 19:00
October 7 to 8: 10:00 - 20:00
October 9 to 29: 10:00 - 19:00
October 30 to 31: 10:00 - 18:00
November 1 to 22: 10:00 - 18:00
November 23: 10:00 - 17:00
November 24 to 26: 09:00 - 20:00
November 27 to 30: 10:00 - 18:00
December 1 to 15: 10:00 - 18:00
December 16 to 23: 09:00 - 20:00
December 24: 10:00 - 17:00
December 26 to 30: 09:00 - 20:00
December 31: 10:00 - 19:00

Parking information

Public parking facilities are available at Pier 35 or across from the main entrance at the PIER 39 garage. The garage is open 24 hours a day, 7 days a week. Please note that Aquarium of the Bay does not validate parking, but many PIER 39 restaurants do.

Price & Options

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  • Children under 12 years old must be accompanied by parents.

  • This activity is wheelchair accessible.

  • Children of all ages can participate in this activity.

Required Items to Bring & Attire
  • Printed VELTRA voucher

  • Walking shoes

  • Comfortable clothing

  • Camera

Additional Note(s)
  • Please note that operating hours vary depending on the day.

  • The activity provider does not assume any responsibility for your valuables and/or personal belongings.

  • You must have a printed copy of your VELTRA voucher to present upon check-in. You will not be able to participate in this activity if you only have a digital copy on your mobile device.

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Cancellation Policy

  • Any cancellations made after the booking confirmation date will be subject to a charge of 100% of the total amount.

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