Daily Programs

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With dozens of engaging, free-with-admission programs offered daily - plus opportunities to expand your visit - there is always something new to discover at Aquarium of the Bay.

Announcing NEW daily squid dissections at Aquarium of the Bay! Let your inner-biologist out during this inky presentation as you get the inside scoop on how cephalopods contribute to a healthy Bay. 2:30 pm, Daily

Scroll down to learn more about presentations offered every day at Aquarium of the Bay.

11:00 am - 4:00 pm 

  Shark Station

Visit our shark expert Naturalists in the Glass Canopy: featuring real shark jaws, shark activities such as ‘dress like a shark’ and ‘shark research,’ and games with Sparky, the sixth-sense wonder!
* Hours subject to change

 

Shown: Daily 
Location: Glass Canopy
 

11:15 am

  Sevengill Sharks

Watch our divers feed the Sevengill Sharks  San Francisco Bay's largest predators. Find out what they eat, why they don’t eat the other animals, and what makes them unique from other sharks.

Shown: Tuesday, Saturday 
Location: Under the Bay Gallery
 
    Sharks of Alcatraz

Learn how sharks have adapted to become the ocean’s most diverse, yet misunderstood, top predators.

Shown: Daily
Location: Under the Bay Gallery
 
 
  Science! Activity

Come join our climate change naturalist for hands-on activities and learn more about how our amazing planet supports all of the life that it does.

Shown: Daily 
Location: Bay Lab
 

11:30 am 

  Meet Our Otters

Learn about North American river otters and how these charismatic mammals differ from their sea otter cousins. Find out how you can help keep their homes in the wild healthy and clean. 

 

Shown: Daily 
Location: River Otters: Watershed Ambassadors Gallery
 

12:00 pm

   Up-Close Animal Encounter: Red-Eared Slider

Meet our red-eared slider, a climate change ambassador. Learn about how these animals are amazing climate change survivors and what we can do to help them.


Shown: Daily 
Location: Bay Lab

 

12:15 pm

  No Brains, No Bones, No Problem
 

Drifting through the oceans without bones, hearts, lungs, blood, or even brains, jellies play an important role in our oceans. Come join a naturalist to learn more about these amazing animals and what their growing populations means for our oceans.  


Shown: Daily 
Location: Jellies Gallery
 

12:45 pm

  Up-Close Animal Encounter: California Kingsnake

Meet our California Kingsnake, a climate change ambassador. Learn about how these animals are amazing climate change survivors and what we can do to help them.


Shown: Daily 
Location: Bay Lab

1:00 pm

  Behind-the-Scenes Tour

Traverse the catwalk above our tanks, learn about our dive operations, and find out how we care for 20,000 marine animals.
 
Shown: Daily
Location: Visit the Guest Services desk for details

1:15 pm 

  Shark and Ray Touchpool
 

Watch skates pounce on their food and bat rays munch with their special jaws at our Shark and Ray Touchpool. Learn how and what these animals eat during a presentation with one of our trained Naturalists. 


Shown: Daily 
Location: Touch the Bay Gallery


 

1:30 pm

   Sharks of Alcatraz

Learn how sharks have adapted to become the ocean’s most diverse, yet misunderstood, top predators.

Shown: Daily
Location: Under the Bay Gallery

2:00 pm

  Meet Our Otters

Learn about North American river otters and how these charismatic mammals differ from their sea otter cousins. Find out how you can help keep their homes in the wild healthy and clean. 

 

Shown: Daily 
Location: River Otters: Watershed Ambassadors Gallery
 

2:15 pm

California Touchpools

Join our trained naturalists to find out how - and what - sea stars, sea cucumbers and other invertebrates eat. 

Shown: Saturday, Sunday, Tuesday, Thursday
Location: Touch the Bay Gallery




 

2:30 pm

Dissecting the Truth (Squid Dissection)

Dissecting the Truth (Squid Dissection). We’re spilling the ink! Squids are a delicious seafood for not only humans but many other ocean animals that we rely on. Join a naturalist at the Bay Lab for a squid dissection to see what it takes to be a healthy squid for a healthy food web, and what’s changing in the ocean chemistry that’s making life more challenging.

Shown: Daily 
Location: Bay Lab
 
 
Feed the Sharks Tour

Get a behind-the-scenes look at Aquarium of the Bay’s exhibits and holding tanks, then help our Naturalists feed the sharks, rays, skates, and other fishes in our 350,00 gallon Offshore Tunnel habitat.

Shown: Tuesday, Thursday, Sunday
 

3:00 pm 

  Tunnel Feeding

Watch and learn how we feed the sharks, rays, and fish of San Francisco Bay in our 350,000 gallon Offshore Tunnel habitat.

Shown: Sunday, Tuesday, Thursday 
Location: Under the Bay Gallery
 

3:15 pm

 Science! Activity

Come join our climate change Naturalist for hands-on activities and learn more about how our amazing planet supports all of the life that it does.

Shown: Daily 
Location: Bay Lab
 

3:30 pm

   Sharks of Alcatraz

Learn how sharks have adapted to become the ocean’s most diverse, yet misunderstood, top predators.

Shown: Daily
Location: Under the Bay Gallery

4:00 pm

  Up-Close Animal Encounter: Red-Eared Slider

Meet our red-eared slider, a climate change ambassador. Learn about how these animals are amazing climate change survivors and what we can do to help them.

Shown: Daily 

Location: Bay Lab

 

4:00 pm

   Behind-the-Scenes Tour

Traverse the catwalk above our tanks, learn about our dive operations, and find out how we care for 20,000 marine animals.
 

Shown: Friday, Saturday, Sunday
Location: Visit the Guest Services desk for details

*Additional 4pm tours offered during extended hours
 

4:15 pm

  The Laws of Jaws

Find out whose jaws rule in the kelp forest food web, and how their position as a top predator keeps the rest of the food web in check.

Shown: Daily
Location: Under the Bay

4:45 pm

  Science! Activity

Come join our climate change Naturalist for hands-on activities and learn more about how our amazing planet supports all of the life that it does.

Shown: Daily 
Location: Bay Lab

 
* Daily schedules are subject to change