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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
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

Early Closures
Mar. 5: 4:00PM

415.623.5300
PIER 39, San Francisco

Hours

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

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

WELCOME BACK, WE ARE NOW OPEN!

We were excited to reopen to the public on September 21. You can view our reopening protocols or contact us with any questions by clicking the buttons below.

  • ALL AQUARIUM TICKETS MUST BE PURCHASED IN ADVANCE WITH TIMED TICKETING
  • Use the “Buy Tickets” button at the top right of the page to reserve your time slot.

At Home Learning

Looking for ways to learn and explore science topics with your kids during Shelter-in-Place?

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!

“After 27 weeks of Shelter in Place, we look forward to welcoming you back to the aquarium. We have put in place new protocols for health and sanitization following the city and state guidelines for your safety. Our newest animal ambassador Tala, the African Crested Porcupine can’t wait to show you around!”

– GEORGE JACOB
President & CEO, BayEcotarium

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Events & Exhibits

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.