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Aquarium of the Bay General Admission

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    What to Expect
    Located at San Francisco’s ever-popular Pier 39 along the Embarcadero, the Aquarium of the Bay offers an educational look at local sea life.

    A general admission ticket gives you quick access to all of the aquarium’s main exhibit areas, all of which focus of the marine life of San Francisco Bay and nearby waters. Together, the exhibits are home to more than 20,000 sea creatures. Stay all day if you wish. The aquarium is yours to explore at your own pace.

    Discover the Bay Exhibit:

    Ever wonder why anchovies swim in schools, or what life is like for a newly hatched skate in San Francisco Bay? You’ll learn answers to questions like these in the Discover the Bay exhibit area, which is also where you’ll find some of the bay’s brightest sea creatures, including green moray eels and California’s state marine fish, the orange garibaldi.

    Under the Bay Exhibit:

    Thousands of marine animals, including octopuses, swim above and around you as you meander along a 300-foot (90-meter) tunnel system of clear glass. You’ll see moon jellies and Pacific sea nettles, giant sea bass and colorful starfish, and deepwater fish such as leopard and soupfin sharks.
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    Departure Point
    Aquarium of the Bay, Embarcadero & Beach St Pier 39, San Francisco, CA 94133
    Departure Time
    1/1/2019 - 12/24/2019Monday - Sunday:10:00 AM - 06:00 PM

    12/26/2019 - 12/31/2019Monday:10:00 AM - 06:00 PM
    Tuesday:10:00 AM - 06:00 PM
    Thursday:10:00 AM - 06:00 PM
    Friday:10:00 AM - 06:00 PM
    Saturday:10:00 AM - 06:00 PM
    Sunday:10:00 AM - 06:00 PM

    1/1/2020 - 12/24/2020Monday - Sunday:10:00 AM - 06:00 PM
    • Entry/Admission - Aquarium of the Bay
    • Food and drinks
    • Souvenir photos (available to purchase)
    • Hotel pickup and drop-off
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    Additional Info
    • Confirmation will be received at time of booking
    • Free admission for children ages 3 and under
    • Wheelchair and stroller accessible
    • The aquarium is open every day except Christmas Day
    Cancellation Policy
    For a full refund, cancel at least 24 hours in advance of the start date of the experience.
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    Reviewed July 5, 2019

    This was a nice way to spend some time while at Fisherman's Wharf. It is not a particularly large or memorable aquarium.

    Date of experience: June 2019
    Thank John and Sarah S
    Reviewed July 2, 2019 via mobile

    My family loved the aquarium. We loved that you can touch a bat ray. The bat ray and the otter was our favorite.

    Date of experience: July 2019
    1  Thank Jenn S
    Reviewed June 24, 2019 via mobile

    I took my 13yr old son and he really enjoyed it. Its not very big only took an hour or so to see and do it all.

    Date of experience: June 2019
    Thank Todd N
    Reviewed June 15, 2019 via mobile

    Nice place to go and can watch different fishes, turtles, etc. It is worth to go and the people are nice there too. I really like to go to tunnel to watch the fishes. Very beautiful.

    Date of experience: June 2019
    Thank elizachik
    Reviewed June 12, 2019

    We get the chance to see feeding of sharks and otters and it was very cute. I recommend to call there in advance and ask about the feeding times.

    Date of experience: May 2019
    Thank ajkajic
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    May 29, 2019|
    Response from susand95032 | Reviewed this property |
    The aquarium is situated on the wharf. The front doors are on the second level an there is an elevator on the first floor. Just walk in. If you do not have your own vehicle - grab an uber, cab or lyft!
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