Featured Events

East Bay Gives
May 5
 

East Bay Gives is a 24-hr event designed to empower every person to give back to their local communities by supporting the organizations they trust to tackle today's most critical issues.
Mother's Day
May 10

Celebrate the moms of the Bay with your mom on Mother’s Day. Moms and grandmas enjoy free admission today. 


 
Film and Lecture Series: The Breach
May 12
 

Embark on a journey to discover where the native populations of Pacific Northwest salmon have gone, and what might bring them back.
 
World Ocean's Week
June 1 - 8
 
Find out what makes our ocean so special and how we can all do our part to keep it that way as we turn World Ocean’s Day into World Ocean’s Week.
 
World Ocean's Day Beach Clean Up
June 6

Show some love for the ocean and join us at Aquatic Park for our annual World Oceans Day Beach Cleanup.

 
Father's Day
June 21

Learn all about the dads and babies of the Bay. Dads and grandpas receive free admission today. 

 
Show Your Pride
June 26 - 28
 
These invertebrates may seem unassuming, but within their ecosystems they’re a force to be reckoned with. Find out how sea stars manage to be the ultimate predators of the tidepools.
 
Shark Week
July TBD

Sevengill sharks rule the water as the Bay’s largest predator. Learn more about how sharks hunt, and find out why sevengill sharks reign supreme as the Bay’s apex predator. 

 
Coastal Cleanup Jamboree
September 17- 20

Learn about the ways you can help to keep our coasts and oceans clean with clever tricks and tips from our Naturalists.


 
Coastal Cleanup Day
September 19
 
Join us for California’s biggest volunteer event. We’ll be at Aquatic Park doing our part to keep the beach and Bay clean.




 
San Francisco Bay Gala
October 1

Immerse yourself in an evening of cocktails, seafood, and sharks as you stroll through our magnificent underwater tunnels while enjoying delicious food from some of the finest Bay Area Sustainable Seafood Watch Alliance Restaurants.

Ticketed event
Halloween
October 29 - November 1

Celebrate the creepy creatures and freaky fish of the Bay with fun activities and presentations, including underwater pumpkin carving and squid dissections. 



 
Thanksgiving Giving
November 16 - 25
 
Get to know our amazing aquatic neighbors while helping those in need in our human community. Bring in a non-perishable food item to donate, and receive 50% off general admission.









 
 
Rejoice, Reuse, Recycle
December 12 - 13
 
Create your own holiday centerpieces made out of recycled and reusable materials when you join us at the Sea Lion Center for this green holiday craft event.









 
River Otter Snow Days
December 26 - 28

There’s snow in the forecast! Join us as our river otters romp and roll in a winter white wonderland when we put nearly 1,000 pounds of snow in our river otter habitat.