JOIN THE MOVEMENT-We are hiring!

FULL TIME/PART TIME ROLES IN OUR GUEST SERVICES DEPARTMENT & FULL TIME ROLES IN OUR EDUCATION DEPARTMENT ARE CURRENTLY OPEN FOR IMMEDIATE HIRING!

Take your passion for the ocean and environmental conservation to the next level with a career at Aquarium of the Bay!

Now Open at Full Capacity! 

Masks are required for all guests visiting Aquarium of the Bay, regardless of vaccination status.

You can view our reopening protocols or contact us with any questions by clicking the buttons below!

  • Advance reservations are no longer required.
  • Use the “Buy Tickets” button at the top right of the page to purchase in advance.
  • For any refund requests, please contact Aquarium@bay.org.
    • Refunds will not be processed without proof of Aquarium of the Bay ticket purchase.

CityPASS: No need to reserve! Just show your CityPASS IN-PERSON ONLY at the main entrance of the aquarium at the time of your visit to be admitted

AZA Reciprocal Discounts (Oakland/SF Zoo/etc. Members): Present your reciprocal AZA membership IN-PERSON ONLY at the time of your visit to receive 50% off admission!

At Home Learning

Looking for ways to learn and explore science topics with your kids?

You can continue learning at home through our free lesson plans for K-12th students. Each includes art activities, writing practice, and experiments that you can do with household supplies!

First Ever Aquarium NFT Has Been Sold

The Bay Institute 28th Annual Awards

Streaming LIVE from Hayes Mansion in San Jose, CA, on June 8, 4:00 PM (PST)

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Aquarium Virtual Tours

Our live, interactive, virtual tours through Zoom bring the diversity of Northern California marine and terrestrial life right to you.

Discover the beauty and diversity of Northern California aquatic life at Aquarium of the Bay.

Bay.org DBA Bay Ecotarium is a 501(c)(3) non-profit organization with a mission to enable conversations on climate resilience and ocean conservation globally, while inspiring actionable change locally by protection and preservation of the San Francisco Bay and its ecosystems, from Sierra to the Sea™.

Hours

Monday – Sunday
11:00am – 6:00pm
PIER 39, San Francisco

Hours

Main Aquarium Closed, Retail store open Saturdays & Sundays

11am – 6pm

415.623.5300
PIER 39, San Francisco

Hours

Monday – Sunday
11:00am – 6:00pm
415.623.5300
PIER 39, San Francisco

Special Hours
September 21,
1:00pm – 6:00pm

Hours

Monday – Sunday
11am – 6pm
415.623.5300
PIER 39, San Francisco

(Early Closure Notice:
October 26 at 4:30pm.
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Current Programs

Find all of our current programs at our Linktree!

Explore Below San Francisco Bay

Discover the 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

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

Under the Bay is the Aquarium’s largest and most iconic exhibit area, featuring two-immense tunnels that total 300 feet, holding more than 750,000 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

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

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.

Stay Connected

Catch a glimpse of San Francisco Bay Area’s marine life and stay updated with all the excitement at Aquarium of the Bay.

SAFER AT HOME ORDER CLOSES AQUARIUM OF THE BAY:

Current health orders close Aquarium of the Bay starting, December 6. Please visit our BUY TICKETS page for virtual tours and programs. Aquarium of the Bay depends on the generosity of its guests and supports to care for the 24,000 animals, please consider making a donation to help get us through this closure. For additional information please email us at aquarium@bay.org

“As we emerge from the pandemic, we look to a promising and transformative future to address climate resilience and cleaner oceans”

– GEORGE JACOB
President & CEO, BayEcotarium

Aquarium of the Bay - 25th Anniversary