Aquarium of the Bay entrance ticket
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Aquarium of the Bay entrance ticket

Availability: Daily
Mobile voucher accepted
Duration: up to 2 hours
Safety measures applied
Do this because
  • Explore the clear acrylic tunnels of Aquarium of the Bay featuring over 20,000 exciting animals
  • Enjoy San Francisco Bay’s most colorful animals including swirling school of anchovies and "Bay Babies"
What to expect

The Aquarium of the Bay at Pier 39 facility boasts 300 feet of crystal clear acrylic tunnels holding 700,000 gallons of carefully maintained bay water that sustains approximately 20,000 animals, from octopuses to eight-foot, native, seven-gill sharks. Visitors are treated to mesmerizing walls of jellyfish and a chance to touch bat rays, skates and “splash zone" animals. In its’ fifteen year history, over seven million guests, including more than 100,000 school children, have visited San Francisco’s spectacular Aquarium of the Bay.

Your Aquarium of the Bay exploration begins in "Discover the Bay", featuring the distinctive ecosystems that support an incredibly wide variety of marine life. In eight exhibits featuring over a thousand aquatic animals, you will learn about the creatures that make their homes in the Bay.

Exhibit highlights include:

  • “Beauties of the Bay”: visit San Francisco Bay’s most colorful animals, including the bright orange Garibaldi (the California State Marine Fish), green Moray Eels and rockfish of varying colors, in the first exhibit on the right.
  • Swirling school of anchovies: did you know that lateral lines on anchovies’ bodies serve as sensory organs? This enables the animals to sense where the school is moving, to help stick together and avoid predators.
  • “Bay Babies” from newly hatched Skates to juvenile perch and other fishes, explore underwater newborns. San Francisco Bay is a nursery ground to many species of fishes.
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COVID-19 information
The following health and safety measures are in place, so you can relax and enjoy your experience.
  • Visitor numbers are limited to reduce crowds
  • The experience complies with government regulations
  • Social distancing is enforced
  • Areas frequented by visitors are regularly disinfected
  • Hand sanitizers are provided for staff and visitors
  • All gear/equipment is sanitized between use
  • Visitors are required to bring and wear masks
  • Guides and all other staff are required to wear masks
  • Proof of COVID-19 vaccination or a negative result from a recent antigen or molecular test may be required, please check the local requirements before your visit.
  • What's included
    • Admission to Aquarium of the Bay
    What's not included
    • Hotel pick-up/drop-off
    Reduced price
    • Children (ages 0-4): free
    • Children (ages 5-11) and Seniors (65+): reduced
    Where

    Pier 39, San Francisco, CA. 94133

    Meeting point:

    Aquarium of the Bay - Pier 39, San Francisco, CA. 94133

    What to remember
    • This is a daily ticket, valid for the whole day
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    When
    • Daily 10:00am-6:00pm
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    Provider
    Gray Line of San Francisco
    Booking fee
    Good news! No extra fees are applied to this booking.
    Cancellation policy
    Unfortunately, we can't offer you a refund nor can we change or cancel your booking for this particular product, due to our partner's policy.

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