Hours and Location

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Aquarium of the Bay is open 364 days each year.  We are closed on December 25.

General Hours of Operation for Upcoming Months

November 1-25: 10 am - 6 pm
November 26: 10 am - 5 pm
November 27-29: 9 am - 8 pm
November 30: 10 am - 6 pm

December 1-18: 10 am - 6 pm
December 19-23: 9 am - 8 pm
December 24: 10 am - 5 pm
December 25: CLOSED
December 26-30: 9 am - 8 pm
December 31: 10 am - 7 pm

Click here to view our complete 2015 Hours of Operation >


Early Closures Advisory

December 3: Closes at 2pm
December 4: Closes at 4pm
December 5: Closes at 4pm
December 8: Closes at 2pm
December 9: Closes at 4:30pm
December 10: Closes at 5pm
December 12: Closes at 6pm
December 17: Closes at 4:00pm


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Public Transportation

Aquarium of the Bay supports the use of public transportation.  Present a current, valid Bay Area public transportation pass or transfer and receive $2 off adult admission, and $1 off child/senior admission (cannot be combined with any other offer).

Visit www.511.org to get directions for using public transit to visit Aquarium of the Bay. The historic F Line stops right across from our front door.

Driving Directions

Click here for driving directions.


Public parking facilities are available at Pier 35 or across from the main entrance at the PIER 39 garage. The garage is open 24 hours a day, 7 days a week. Please note that Aquarium of the Bay does not validate parking, but many PIER 39 restaurants do.


We have ticket booths located on PIER 39 and Pier 41, as well as at the Visitors Service desk at our main entrance.

Save money and buy your tickets online!