Hours and Location

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Hours and Location

Aquarium of the Bay is located at the iconic PIER 39 next to Fisherman’s Wharf in San Francisco.

General Hours of Operation for Upcoming Months

September 1-5: 9am - 8pm
September 6-30: 10am - 7pm

October 1-7: 10am - 7pm
October 8-9: 10am - 8pm
October 10-30: 10am - 7pm
October 31: 10am - 6pm

November 1-23: 10am - 6pm
November 24: 10am - 5pm
November 25-27: 9am - 8pm
November 28-30: 10am - 6pm

December 1-16: 10am- 6pm
December 17-23: 9am - 8pm
December 24: 10am - 5pm
December 25: Closed
December 26-30: 9am - 8pm
December 31: 10am - 5pm


Early Closures Advisory

Friday, October 21 at 2pm Saturday, October 22 at 4:30pm

Click here to view our complete 2016 Hours of Operation



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

Click here for driving directions.


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.

Save money and buy your tickets online!