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Aquarium of the Bay

Aquarium of the Bay
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Type of Attraction
Theme Parks, Zoos, Aquaria
Interests That Apply
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Price: $15-$20
Is there parking?: Yes
Wheelchair Accessible: Yes
Water/Drinks: Available at attraction or nearby.
This is a good place to get: Snacks Dinner Lunch Breakfast
Restrooms: Available
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Aquarium of the Bay

Experience the Animals of the Bay

Family Time

Address: Phone:
Pier 39
Off The Embarcadero at Beach Street
San Francisco, CA 94133
+1 415 623 5300


Featuring lots of local sea creatures, the Aquarium of the Bay is a great place to learn about the wildlife of San Francisco Bay. There are over 20,000 animals to see, touch, and admire here, ranging from bat rays to sevengill sharks to sea stars. The aquarium is split into three areas: Discover the Bay, Under the Bay, and Touch the Bay. Discover the Bay allows visitors to learn about the animals that reside in the bay and what different ecosystems thrive there. Under the Bay comprises two clear underwater tunnels that allow visitors to step onto a moving walkway and experience life underneath the water with animals swimming all around. Finally, Touch the Bay provides the chance to explore tide pools and touch the various creatures that live near the shore--always a favorite with the kiddos.

Times & Dates

Open Hours: 10am-6pm, but hours vary by season-check website for current hours
Visit Time: 1hr-Half day(4hr)
Average Wait Time: None
Price: $15-$20


Indoor with climate control.

Age Recommendations/Requirements

Ages Admitted: All Ages
Ages that would most enjoy this attraction: All Ages
Groups that would most enjoy this attraction: Couples, Families, Friends, Groups, Solo Travelers


Nearest Train or Bus: MUNI BUS: 15, 32, 42, 82
Best Modes of Transportation: Bicycle Bus Walking
Notes: You can present a pass or transfer and receive a small discount off the admission price.
Parking Availability: Yes
Notes: Public parking facilities are available across from the main entrance at the Pier 39 garage. Rates are posted, and the garage is open 24 hours, daily. The aquarium does not validate parking; however, Pier 39 full-service restaurants validate parking.

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