Daily Visitor 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.


11:00 am 

  Meet Our Otters

Meet the North American river otter! Learn how these charismatic mammals differ from their sea otter cousins, and find out how you can help keep their homes in the wild healthy and clean. 

 

Shown: Daily 
Location: River Otters: Watershed Ambassadors Gallery

11:15 am 

  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: PG&E Bay Lab

11:30 am 

  Sevengill Shark Feeding

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

 

  Shark Talk

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


Shown: Monday, Wednesday, Thursday, Friday, Saturday
Location: Under the Bay Gallery
 

12:00 pm 

  Naturalist Eco-Chat

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: PG&E Bay Lab

12:15 pm 

  8 Arms, 9 Brains

Meet our amazing octopus and witness the cleverness of this invertebrate. Our naturalist will show enriching activities made just for our octopus and, discuss how they use their alien-like senses to solve all sorts of problems.  


Shown: Daily 
Location: Octopus Gallery
 

12:30 pm 

  Bat Ray Feeding

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


Shown: Daily 
Location: Touch the Bay Gallery
 

1:00 pm 

   Up-Close Animal Encounter: African Pygmy Hedgehog

Meet our African pygmy hedgehog, 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: PG&E Bay Lab

 

  Behind-the-Scenes Tour

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

 
Shown: Daily
 

1:30 pm 

   What a Web

Discover the animals that live in the kelp forests of California and how they all interact in one massive food web. Learn how you can help protect this extraordinary ecosystem.

Shown: Daily 
Location: Under the Bay

 

   Naturalist Eco-Chat

 

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: PG&E Bay Lab

2:00 pm

   Feed the Sharks Tour

Each tour participant will receive a bucket of seafood to feed to sharks, rays, skates and other fishes in the Aquarium's 350,000 gallon Offshore tunnel exhibit!

Shown: Tuesday, Thursday, Sunday
 

2:15 pm 

  Meet Our Otters

Learn about the North American river otter! These charismatic mammals, how they differ from their sea otter cousins, and find out how you can help keep their homes in the wild healthy and clean. 

 

Shown: Daily 
Location: River Otters: Watershed Ambassadors Gallery
 

 

   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: PG&E Bay Lab

3:00 pm 

  Shark Talk

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


Shown: Monday, Wednesday, Friday, Saturday
Location: Under the Bay Gallery

 

   Grab-a-Bite 

Watch and learn how we feed thousands of fish, sharks and rays in our "Under The Bay" tunnel exhibit.


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

 

   Naturalist Eco-Chat

 

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: PG&E Bay Lab

3:30 pm 

  Tidepool Feeding

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


Shown: Daily
Location: Touch the Bay Gallery

4:00 pm 

  Up-Close Animal Encounter: Blue Tongued Skink

Meet our Blue Tongued Skink, 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: PG&E Bay Lab

 

   Behind-the-Scenes Tour

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

Shown: Friday, Saturday, Sunday
 

4:15 pm 

  Bat Ray Feeding

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


Shown: Daily 
Location: Touch the Bay Gallery

4:45 pm

   Naturalist Eco-Chat

 

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: PG&E Bay Lab

5:15 pm

   Naturalist Eco-Chat

 

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: PG&E Bay Lab
 



* Daily schedules are subject to change