Hours and Location

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Aquarium of the Bay is open 364 days each year.  We are closed on December 25.

General Hours of Operation for February, March, and April

February 1 - 13: 10-6 pm
February 14 and 15: 10-8 pm
February 16 - 28: 10-6 pm

March 1: 10-6 pm
March 2-27: 10-7 pm
March 28-31: 9-8 pm

April 1-12: 9-8 pm
April 13-30: 10-7 pm

Click here to view our 2015 Hours of Operation >


Early Closure Advisory:
February 18: River Otter Gallery closes early at 5:30 pm - Aquarium will remain open until 6pm
February 24: Aquarium closes early at 4:30pm
February 26: River Otters exhibit closes at 5:30pm



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Public Transportation

Aquarium of the Bay supports the use of public transportation.  Present a current, valid Bay Area public transportation pass or transfer and receive $2 off adult admission, and $1 off child/senior admission (cannot be combined with any other offer).

Visit www.511.org to get directions for using public transit to visit Aquarium of the Bay. The historic F Line stops right across from our front door.

Driving Directions

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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.


We have ticket booths located on PIER 39 and Pier 41, as well as at the Visitors Service desk at our main entrance.

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