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Discover the beauty and diversity of Northern California aquatic life at Aquarium of the Bay. Located on the historic San Francisco waterfront at PIER 39, the Aquarium is home to more than 20,000 marine animals including sleek sharks and rays...more
I wanted to like this aquarium. The problem is, I grew up going to the John G. Shedd Aquarium in Chicago. I am spoiled. Aqurium of the Bay is small. It has a lot of local sea creatures, which is nice, but not much more....More
Managed to do the whole aquarium in under 45 minutes. Was very underwhelmed with the experience. Having visited aquariums in the UK in much smaller towns, I really expected to see a lot more with it being a larger city. A lot of areas ‘under...More
Enjoyed my visit to the Aquarium of the Bay.
The underwater tunnels are huge and have a large variety of fish to see, some are huge! The schooling fish in their thousands are amazing to watch too.
Definitely worth a visit if you have some...More
I live in Atlanta, and the aquarium here is like the 6th largest in the world. And nearby Chattanooga aquarium is pretty large as well. So I didn’t expect to be blown away by this little aquarium when my wife and I visited SF the...More
Really lovely to walk around. Once you go in your given a stamp in the inside of your wrist so you can come and go all day of you like. It’s probably about 30min to a hour to walk round. It’s definitely worth a visit...More
The experience hinges on people using 2 very slow elevators. You get stuck in claustrophobic tunnels waiting for them and there is no staff directing traffic or helping people find egress. It might be ok if its not crowded but on a weekend its as...More
I suppose I was expecting a bit more, a bit more of what I'm not sure, but it was an enjoyable experience, well presented, with lots of local sea life almost at touching distance (you can actually stroke a shark, albeit a very small one)....More
So many reviews compared this easily accessible, highly informative, hands on aquarium to the Academy of Sciences aquarium and that’s just not fair ...
I understand they are both in San Fran but that’s not fair. This is perfect for young children. You can go...More
Packed with family-friendly entertainment, quality hotels, and good food, there’s something for everyone at Fisherman’s Wharf. From street performers and historic cable cars to art galleries and museums, a postcard-worthy photo is available on every corner. Bring your appetite: seafood lovers will be rewarded with Dungeness crab and sourdough bread bowls, while Ghirardelli Square will satiate anyone’s sweet tooth
after a day at Alcatraz and the Golden Gate Bridge. Don't forget to say hello to the adorable sea lions that make this neighbourhood a true San Francisco treat.
Response from Muzzysgirl | Reviewed this property |
I really didn't see any place inside to eat. I really don't remember seeing any place inside that even sells food. The Aquarium is on Pier39 & there is a lot of food places to eat. You might be able to bring food & eat it... More
I really didn't see any place inside to eat. I really don't remember seeing any place inside that even sells food. The Aquarium is on Pier39 & there is a lot of food places to eat. You might be able to bring food & eat it somewhere outside. I hope this helps.