Plan A Visit

Explore below San Francisco Bay and get up close and personal with more than 20,000 local marine animals. The interpretive naturalists are always nearby to answer your questions and guide you through hands-on animal encounters. Get all the visitor information you need to plan your visit to Aquarium of the Bay.

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Early Closures Advisory

  • Wednesday, November 14 – Closing at 4pm
  • Thanksgiving – Thursday, November 22 – Closing at 3pm
    (Last ticket sold at 2pm)

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Holiday Closures:

  • Monday, Dec 25 – Closed

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General Hours of Operation for Upcoming Months

2018 HOURS

June 17 – September 3: 10am – 8pm
September 4 – December 31: 10am – 6pm
November 22: 10am – 3pm (Last ticket sold at 2pm)
December 24: call for hours
December 25: closed

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Public parking facilities are available at Pier 35 or across from the main entrance at the PIER 39 garage. The garage is open 24 hours a day, 7 days a week. Please note that Aquarium of the Bay does not validate parking, but many PIER 39 restaurants do.