Plan A Visit

Explore below San Francisco Bay and get up close and personal with more than 24,000 local marine animals at Aquarium of the Bay. If you live in the Bay Area, getting aquarium tickets is one of the most fun local things to do! If not, we welcome lots of visitors all over the world looking for things to do in SF. 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 and get your aquarium tickets!

Masks are encouraged, but not required.

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Special Hours Advisory:

Early Closures:

  • Thursday, March 5 – Closing at 4:00pm

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Holiday Closures:

  • December 25 (Christmas Day) – Closed

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General Hours of Operation


Monday – Sunday: 11:00am – 6:00pm
December 24: 11am – 3pm (Last ticket sold at 2pm)
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.

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: 10am – 3pm (Last ticket sold at 2pm)
December 25: closed