Aquarium of the Bay

The Aquarium of the Bay is a nature centre where you can get up and personal with the incredible San Francisco Bay marine animals.

After learning about the ecosystems that make up the bay you can walk through two glass tunnels while surrounded by more than 20,000 marine animals, including sharks, rays, giant octopuses and hundreds of starfish.

Something Special

At the end of the visit, there is a more educational area, where you have the opportunity to touch sharks, rays and other animals from the bay.

A Classic

The Aquarium of the Bay is located in a privileged location in the Fisherman's Wharf and is a great visit especially for families with children, although when compared with the California Academy of Sciences, this aquarium is a little small and old-fashioned. Another benefit to the Aquarium of the Bay is that its staff are known for being friendly and knowledgeable, and they're always on hand to teach you something new.


Monday to Sunday: 10 am to 6 pm.
22nd November: 10 am to 3 pm (last admission at 2 pm).
24th December: 10 am to 5 pm (last admission at 2 pm).
25th December: closed.


Adults (13-64 years old): US$ 28.25
Adults over 65 years old: US$ 23.25
Children (4-12 years old): US$ 18.25
Children under 4 years old: free.
Family tickets (2 adults + 2 children): US$ 75
City Pass: free.
Go San Francisco Card: free.

Aquarium of the Bay Tickets US$ 27.95


Cable CarPowell-Mason line.
Streetcars: Line F.