San Francisco Aquarium of the Bay

Begin your adventure in Discover the Bay, a purpose-built aquarium that showcases the distinctive ecosystems of San Francisco Bay across 8 different habitats, each featuring an incredibly wide variety of marine life.

General Admission
Important Information

Pier 39
2 The Embarcadero & Beach St
San Francisco
CA 94133

Opening Times

Monday – Sunday
10am – 5pm (Last entry is 4.15pm)

Do you allow food & drink in the aquarium?

Closed lid drinks are allowed. Food is not allowed

How long does it take to go through the entire aquarium?

Generally walking through at an average pace, seeing all exhibits, it takes about 90 minutes.

Are animals allowed?

Unfortunately, animals are not allowed on PIER 39, with the exception of Service Animals.


The aquarium is mostly accessible. Behind the Scenes and Feed the Sharks Experiences: Accommodations can be made for standard-size wheelchairs.
There are wheelchairs to use during your time at the aquarium, first come first serve, photo ID held during the use of the wheelchair.


Be amazed by the marine life of San Francisco Bay and beyond at Aquarium of the Bay. You'll discover it all in a unique series of aquatic habitats that hold over 700,000 gallons of water. They're home to over 20,000 animals, from octopuses to eight-foot sharks. The aquarium also features more than 300 feet of underwater tunnels made from crystal clear acrylic, submersing you in the mysteries of the deep. You'll also be able to see mesmerizing walls of jellies in custom-designed tanks, and encounter leopard sharks, bat rays, skates and more in special touchpools. The Aquarium also offers VIP behind-the-scenes experiences, and regular themed events.

San Francisco Aquarium of the Bay
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