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Aquarium of the Bay

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“star fish”(34 reviews)
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
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Embarcadero & Beach St, Pier 39, San Francisco, CA 94133
Fisherman’s Wharf
+1 415-623-5300
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Reviewed 3 days ago

After the visit , we felt that it was bit pricey for what we have seen..kids will enjoy the place and the collection..we spent less than an hour..

Date of experience: November 2018
Thank Premchand_N
Reviewed 3 days ago

Really nice, authentic experience of the marine and other life of the area. Small but fun! Suggested to go early before it gets too crowded...

Date of experience: August 2018
Thank plattsburgher
Reviewed 2 weeks ago via mobile

My husband and I are both huge into aquarium life. We’ve been to lots of different aquariums. This one is small and overpriced. But some of the exhibits are very nice and well put together.

Date of experience: July 2018
Thank sford4491
Reviewed 3 weeks ago via mobile

We wondered around Pier 39 on Thanksgiving day...the Aquarium was definitely one of the better ones I’ve been to. Lots of interesting sea life to look at. Would definitely recommend 👍🏻

Date of experience: November 2018
Thank baggins70
Reviewed 4 weeks ago

We came here with our little one who did enjoy the sealife but for $28 / adult, I expected more. Its pretty much 1 loop where you see the aquarium from the bottom, which was cool. But thats pretty much it. There is another floor...More

Date of experience: November 2018
Thank lilrox724
Reviewed 4 weeks ago via mobile

This aquarium is what I thought it would be (an aquarium), but my daughters (even teenagers!) really enjoyed it. It kind of took my girls back to when they were little. But, they did ask to go there-I didn’t force it.

Date of experience: November 2018
Thank 463leahh
Reviewed November 7, 2018

We LOVED this aquarium. Yes, it's way smaller than the Shedd in Chicago, etc. but it's perfect for a young kid. There is so much to do in San Francisco, it's nice to have smaller but high quality attractions. The two underwater tunnels were so...More

Date of experience: November 2018
Thank J D
Reviewed November 7, 2018

We spend two hours in the aquarium of the bay, it is like walking under the sea, a great variety of fish and other marine species, a place to enjoy marine life.

Date of experience: September 2018
Thank pablo v
Reviewed November 5, 2018

Nice place with some good exhibits. But variety is very limited. It certainly it does not live up to the hype around it. If you have some time to kill and you are in the area, it is an OK place to visit. But nothing...More

Date of experience: October 2018
1  Thank SeshKomanduri
Reviewed October 31, 2018

I have never been to any aquariu, ever that has really made me say 'wow' and this is probably one to add to the list. THe underwater tunnels are pretty neat. We went early in the morning so skipped thew crowds. They have a couple...More

Date of experience: October 2018
1  Thank kpounds26
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Bring your appetite: seafood lovers will be rewarded
with Dungeness crab and sourdough bread bowls, while
Ghirardelli Square will satiate anyone’s sweet tooth
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November 21, 2018|
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Response from Nicebuns74 | Reviewed this property |
Hi hun I’m sorry I wouldn’t know, was there on my 1st wedding anniversary. Maybe if you google it it should be able to get up to date opening times. Sorry I couldn’t help, hope you enjoy it.
October 14, 2018|
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Response from Nicebuns74 | Reviewed this property |
Yes there are plenty of them.
Thuy T
September 24, 2018|
Response from RVIDI | Reviewed this property |
Per their website, kids 3 and under are free. Kids 4-12 are about $13.