Discover the beauty and diversity of Northern California aquatic life at Aquarium of the Bay.
Located on the historic San Francisco waterfront at PIER 39, the Aquarium is home to more than 20,000 marine animals including sleek sharks and rays, secretive octopus, hypnotic jellyfish, sparkling anchovies, frolicking river otters, and many more.
Monday – Sunday
10am – 6pm
PIER 39, San Francisco
Events & Exhibits
Explore Below San Francisco Bay
Discover the Bay
Discover the Bay introduces visitors to San Francisco Bay. This gallery highlights animals that are commonly found closest to the shore and near San Francisco docks. Here, guests will find green moray eels, wolf eels, juvenile swell sharks, and the bright orange garibaldi, the marine state fish of California.
Go with the Flow
Enter Under the Bay and delight in a tranquil environment featuring various species of mesmerizing jellyfish including moon jellies, brown sea nettles, and other species
Under the Bay
Under the Bay is the Aquarium’s largest and most iconic exhibit area, featuring two-immense tunnels that total 300 feet, holding more than 700,000 gallons of carefully maintained water from San Francisco Bay. They are home to more than 200 species of animals that swirl and glide overhead.
Touch the Bay
Touch the Bay offers two hands-on tactile experiences for Aquarium visitors. Touch juvenile bat rays, skates, sharks, and tidepool inhabitants. The Bay Lab, located in Touch the Bay, features land-dwelling animals that serve as climate change ambassadors
River Otters: Watershed Ambassadors
Encounter the amusing antics of the Aquariums furriest residents: the North American river otters. Learn about these amazing animals during special presentations, feedings, and trainings led by Aquarium biologists.