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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  • While it is true this aquarium is a bit on the small side, there is a lot packed in here if one stops to read and learn. I went here with my teen daughter and she is still talking about how it felt to...  more »
  • The aquarium was small but nice. We love visiting aquariums. We saw a lot of cool fish and the tunnel was great - sharks and all. A little pricey for the size but something fun to do at the pier.  more »
  • This is one of the attractions with the City Pass. I really loved this aquarium. It is small but it had more than 1 tunnel where fish swim over & around you giving you a feeling of scuba diving withou...  more »
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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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