Sea Lion Encounter

Join us for the Grand Opening of the Sea Lion Center on Friday, January 17, 2014, as one of San Francisco’s most popular attractions gets even bigger! Operated and managed by Aquarium of the Bay, the Sea Lion Center is a free nature center where guests can learn all about the world-famous sea lions that live on PIER 39’s K-Dock. Overlooking the usual hangout of the sea lions, the Sea Lion Center celebrates all the sea lion with interactive displays, educational videos, fun presentations and more!

Grand Opening

The Grand Opening of the Sea Lion Center will be celebrated alongside of Sea Lion Encounter, a four-day event from Jan. 17-20 commemorating the 24th anniversary of the sea lions arrival to PIER 39. Hosted by PIER 39 and in partnership with the Sea Lion Center, Aquarium of the Bay and The Marine Mammal Center, Sea Lion Encounters are free, 20-minute educational walking tours on the Pier that end at the Sea Lion Center.

Naturalists from Aquarium of the Bay and the Sea Lion Center will meet guests at the Sea Lion Statue near the PIER 39 entrance plaza. The tour will commence down ‘Sea Lion Way’ to PIER 39’s K-Dock, where the sea lions reside, before ending with a tour of the new Sea Lion Center. Tour participants will also be able to partake in complimentary cookies and beverages at Neptune’s, overlooking the sea lions. Tours will occur every hour on the hour from 12 pm-4 pm throughout the weekend.
All Sea Lion Encounter tour participants will receive various discounts around the Pier including:
·         50% off same-day admission to Aquarium of the Bay
·         FREE admission to a short film, Sea Lions and Friends, in the Aquarium’s Bay Theater
·         50% off Blue & Gold Fleet Cruise Adventure tickets
·         50% off a ride at 7D Experience
·         10% off merchandise in the Sea Lion Center and Aquarium of the Bay gift shops
·         25% off Sea Lion Center photo experience