Aquarium of the Bay, San Francisco

At Aquarium of the Bay, more than 20,000 animals are cared for, including approximately 50 sharks of different species. Aquatic animals from San Francisco Bay and its neighboring waters are kept in a range of different satellite tanks and one main tank that features 91 m (300 ft) of underwater tunnels. You'll have an opportunity to touch bat rays, skates, leopard sharks, sea stars, and sea cucumbers. The aquarium offers behind-the-scenes tours as well, where you'll witness how animals are cared for, or feed sharks and other fish. Take a look at our San Francisco road trip planning app to schedule your visit to Aquarium of the Bay and learn about what else to see and do during your holiday.
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  • We used our GoCard for our admission. This isn't the largest aquarium, but it has fascinating sea life to see. Children would live it.  more »
  • Beautiful Aquarium and an obligatory stop for visitors to the PIER 39: it was possible to touch stingrays and one shark thanks to staff of Aquarius. Recommended!
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  • Fun place!! Not that great for what you get vs what you pay though. If you’ve been to other aquariums and have loved them and still have access to them, then don’t bother visiting here ... but if this would be your only chance to visit an aquarium, then definitely go! It was fun.
  • I read reviews that mentioned it was a small place, still I thought it would be little bigger. It's pretty small, but it was great fun for the kids, specially when it was their first experience with sea life creatures. Jelly fish exhibit is cool, as well as the shark tunnel.
  • Great place. My now 2 year old has loved this place since she was a baby! Friendly staff. Great price with discounts.

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