Plan a Visit

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Celebrate summer at Aquarium of the Bay! Explore below San Francisco Bay by getting up close and personal with more than 30,000 local marine animals. Our interpretative naturalists are always nearby to answer your questions and guide you through hands-on animal encounters.

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

May 23-31: 9 am - 8 pm

June 1-30: 9 am - 8pm

July 1-31: 9 am - 8 pm

August 1-31: 9 am - 8 pm

Early Closure Advisory:
No upcoming closures


Click here to view our complete 2015 Hours of Operation


Meet our 30,000 animals! Buy your ticket online to save $2. Plan your San Francisco vacation with ticket packages to save even more.


Visitor Programs and Events

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

Love animals?

Check out our Highlight Animals, and the galleries they call home.

About Us

Our mission is to protect, restore and inspire conservation of San Francisco Bay and its watershed, from the Sierra to the sea. Your ticket purchase, along with our generous donors, helps us provide free conservation education programs to over 20,000 Bay Area children every year.

Hours and Location

Located at PIER 39, the Aquarium is accessible by multiple public transportation options. Find information and driving directions.

About Us

Learn about our efforts to inspire conservation of San Francisco Bay, from the Sierra to the sea.

Explore the Aquarium

See eye-to-eye with a shark, be mesmerized by jellies, touch a bat ray’s wing and experience the magic of San Francisco Bay.

Visitor Programs and Events

Check out what's happening today at Aquarium of the Bay and learn more about our free daily visitor programs.