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

September 1-5: 9am - 8pm
September 6-30: 10am - 7pm

October 1-7: 10am - 7pm
October 8-9: 10am - 8pm
October 10-30: 10am - 7pm
October 31: 10am - 6pm

November 1-23: 10am - 6pm
November 24: 10am - 5pm
November 25-27: 9am - 8pm
November 28-30: 10am - 6pm

December 1-16: 10am- 6pm
December 17-23: 9am - 8pm
December 24: 10am - 5pm
December 25: Closed
December 26-30: 9am - 8pm
December 31: 10am - 5pm


Early Closures Advisory

Friday, October 21 at 2pm Saturday, October 22 at 4:30pm

Click here to view our complete 2016 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.