Plan a Visit

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Explore below San Francisco Bay by getting up close and personal with more than 20,000 local marine animals. Our interpretative naturalists are always nearby to answer your questions and guide you through hands-on animal encounters.

Hours and Location

Aquarium of the Bay is located at the iconic PIER 39 next to Fisherman’s Wharf in San Francisco.

General Hours of Operation for Upcoming Months

January 1-8: 10am - 7pm
January 9-13: 10am - 6pm
January 14-15: 10am - 8pm
January 16-31: 10am - 6pm

February 1-17: 10am - 6pm
February 18-19: 10am - 8pm
February 20-28: 10am - 6pm

March 1-3: 10am - 6pm
March 4-31: 10am - 7pm


Early Closures Advisory

January 11: Closes early at 3pm January 20: Closes early at 4pm

Click here to view our complete 2017 Hours of Operation


Meet our 20,000 animals! Buy your ticket online to save $2. Plan your San Francisco vacation with ticket packages to save even more.


15% Off

Get a 15% dining discount with your Aquarium ticket at: Fog Harbor Fish House, Pier Market, and Wipeout.

Visitor Programs and Events

With dozens of engaging, free-with-admission programs offered daily–plus opportunities to expand your visit–there’s always something new to discover at Aquarium of the Bay.

Love animals?

Check out our Highlight Animals, and the galleries they call home.

About Us

Learn about our efforts to inspire conservation of San Francisco Bay, from the Sierra to the sea.

Daily Programs

With dozens of engaging, free-with-admission programs offered daily - plus opportunities to expand your visit - there is always something new to discover at Aquarium of the Bay.

Explore the Aquarium

See eye-to-eye with a shark, be mesmerized by jellies, touch a bat ray’s wing and experience the magic of San Francisco Bay.

Featured Events

Learn more about what special events we have in store this year.

Hours and Location

Located at PIER 39, the Aquarium is accessible by multiple public transportation options. Find information and driving directions.