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.
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
Closed on 25 December
All our card payments are protected by thawte to give you peace of mind.
Location and direction
Embarcadero & Beach St.
San Francisco, CA 94133
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
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
Children under 12 years old must be accompanied by parents.
This activity is wheelchair accessible.
Children of all ages can participate in this activity.
Printed VELTRA voucher
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.
Frequently Asked Questions
Any cancellations made after the booking confirmation date will be subject to a charge of 100% of the total amount.
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3 - 3.5 hour(s)