Daily Visitor Programs

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Shark Week is back from July 4-12, and we can’t wait to get sharky at Aquarium of the Bay! Join us to learn all about this amazing animal with fin-tastic shark-filled events and activities. Don’t just watch Shark Week – experience it!


11:15 am 

  Meet Our Otters

Meet the North American river otter! Learn how these charismatic mammals differ from their sea otter cousins, and find out how you can help keep their homes in the wild healthy and clean. 

 

Shown: Daily 
Location: River Otters: Watershed Ambassadors Gallery
 

 

  Shark Bites

There are over 400 different species of sharks, each one with a very different diet ranging from plankton to whales. Using real shark jaws, join our naturalists to discover which sharks eat what.


Shown: Daily 
Location: Shark Lab

11:30 am 

  Sevengill Shark Feeding

Watch our divers feed the Sevengill Sharks -- San Francisco Bay's largest predators. Find out what they eat, why they don’t eat the other animals, and what makes them unique from other sharks.


Shown: Tuesday, Saturday 
Location: Under the Bay Gallery

 

  Shark Talk

Learn how sharks have adapted to become the ocean’s most diverse, yet misunderstood, top predators.


Shown: Monday, Wednesday, Thursday, Friday, Saturday
Location: Under the Bay Gallery
 

12:15 pm 

  8 Arms, 9 Brains

Meet our amazing octopus and witness the cleverness of this invertebrate. Our naturalist will show enriching activities made just for our octopus and, discuss how they use their alien-like senses to solve all sorts of problems.  


Shown: Daily 
Location: Octopus Gallery
 

 

Who Laid that Egg?
 

There’s nothing “primitive” about sharks. Come see real shark eggs laid by our own swell sharks and see how sharks have survived five extinctions to become top survivors.


Shown: Daily 
Location: Shark Lab
 

12:30 pm 

  Shark and Bat Ray Feeding

Watch sharks devour their food and bat rays munch with their special jaws at one of our touchpools. Learn how and what these animals eat during a presentation with one of our trained naturalists.


Shown: Daily 
Location: Touch the Bay Gallery
 

1:00 pm

  Behind-the-Scenes Tour

Traverse the catwalk above our tanks. Learn about our dive operations. Find out how we care for 20,000 marine animals.

 
Shown: Daily
 

1:15 pm 

   Jurassic Shark

Did you know that sharks are older than dinosaurs? Learn about prehistoric sharks during this special presentation. 

Shown: Daily 
Location: Shark Lab

2:15 pm

   Shark Wranglers

Find out what it takes to “wrangle” a shark for research. By researching sharks in the wild, we may be able to help protect sharks and keep our marine ecosystems in balance.

Shown: Daily
Location: Shark Lab

 

 

  Meet Our Otters

Learn about the North American river otter! These charismatic mammals, how they differ from their sea otter cousins, and find out how you can help keep their homes in the wild healthy and clean. 

 

Shown: Daily 
Location: River Otters: Watershed Ambassadors Gallery
 

2:30 pm

   Feed the Sharks Tour

Get in on the action and feed a bucket of fish to the sharks, rays, and other fish that live in our offshore tunnel: Tues, Thurs, & Sun at 2:30 pm.


3:00 pm

   Grab-a-Bite 

Watch and learn how we feed thousands of fish, sharks and rays in our "Under The Bay" tunnel exhibit.


Shown: Sunday, Tuesday, Thursday 
Location: Under the Bay Gallery

3:15 pm

  Shark Talk

Learn how sharks have adapted to become the ocean’s most diverse, yet misunderstood, top predators.


Shown: Monday, Wednesday, Thursday, Friday, Saturday
Location: Under the Bay Gallery
 

3:30 pm 

  California Tidepool Feeding

Join our trained naturalists to find out how - and what - sea stars, sea cucumbers and other invertebrates eat. 


Shown: Daily
Location: Touch the Bay Gallery

4:00 pm 

   Behind-the-Scenes Tour

Traverse the catwalk above our tanks. Learn about our dive operations.  Find out how we care for 20,000 marine animals.

Shown: Friday, Saturday, Sunday
 

4:15 pm 

 Who Laid that Egg?
 

There’s nothing “primitive” about sharks. Come see real shark eggs laid by our own swell sharks and see how sharks have survived five extinctions to become top survivors.


Shown: Daily 
Location: Shark Lab
 

5:30 pm

   What a Web

Discover the animals that live in the kelp forests of California and how they all interact in one massive food web. Learn how you can help protect this extraordinary ecosystem.

Shown: Daily 
Location: Under the Bay

* Daily schedules are subject to change