Hours and Location

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Aquarium of the Bay is easy to find on PIER 39.

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

General Hours of OperationJanuary and February

January 4 - 16: 10-6 pm
January 17 and 18: 10-8 pm
January 19 - 31: 10-6 pm

February 1 - 13: 10-6 pm
February 14 and 15: 10-8 pm
February 16 - 28: 10-6 pm

Click here for the calendar view: 2015 Hours of Operation.
Please check back for March - December hours.  

Early Closure Advisory:
January 16, 2015 - Aquarium closes early at 5pm

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

Purchase tickets online.


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.

From the North Bay: Golden Gate Transit, call (415) 455-2000; Blue & Gold Fleet ferry service from Tiburon and Sausalito, call (415) 773-1188.

From the South Bay: Caltrain or SamTrans, call (800) 660-4287.

From the East Bay: Blue & Gold Fleet ferry service from Oakland/Alameda, call (510) 522-3300 or Vallejo, call (707) 64-FERRY; BART call (510) 465-2278; AC Transit, call (510) 817-1717 or AMTRAK, call (800) USA-RAIL.

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.