Plan A Visit

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Experience the magic of San Francisco Bay!

364 days a year, Aquarium of the Bay welcomes visitors from around the world to experience the magic of San Francisco Bay by getting up close and personal with more than 20,000 local marine animals. Our interpretative naturalists are always nearby to answer your questions and guide you through hands-on animal encounters.

Hours and Location

Located at PIER 39, the Aquarium is accessible by multiple public transportation options. Find information and driving directions.

About Us

Learn about our efforts to inspire conservation of San Francisco Bay, from the Sierra to the sea.

Explore the Aquarium

See eye-to-eye with a shark, be mesmerized by jellies, touch a bat ray’s wing and experience the magic of San Francisco Bay.

3D Films and More in the ...

Explore daily and special screenings at the new Bay Theater - a voice for the Bay

Behind the Scenes Tours

Get a sneak peak at what goes on behind the scenes at Aquarium of the Bay.

San Francisco Magic Show

The San Francisco Magic Show is an energetic, world class, rib-tickling performance for all ages!

Visitor Programs and Events

Check out what's happening today at Aquarium of the Bay and learn more about our free daily visitor programs.

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