Hours and Location

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Aquarium of the Bay is easy to find on Pier 39.

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

General Hours of Operation -- Summer (Beginning Saturday, May 26th)  
Every day: 9 am - 8 pm

General Hours of Operation -- Fall/Spring
September 2 - October 30; March 1-May 28
Monday - Thursday: 10am to 7pm
Friday - Sunday: 10am - 8pm

General Hours of Operation -- Winter
Beginning October 31
Monday - Thursday: 10am - 6pm
Friday - Sunday: 10am - 7pm

Early Closure Advisory:
December 6, 2014 - Aquarium closes early at 5pm
December 10, 2014 - Aquarium closes early at 4pm
December 13, 2014 - Aquarium closes early at 4pm
December 16, 2014 - Aquarium closes early at 6pm

Please view the complete 2014 Hours of Operation showing specific hours for each day of the year. Please note that we sometimes close early for private events.

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

Purchase tickets online.


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.

From the North Bay: Golden Gate Transit, call (415) 455-2000; Blue & Gold Fleet ferry service from Tiburon and Sausalito, call (415) 773-1188.

From the South Bay: Caltrain or SamTrans, call (800) 660-4287.

From the East Bay: Blue & Gold Fleet ferry service from Oakland/Alameda, call (510) 522-3300 or Vallejo, call (707) 64-FERRY; BART call (510) 465-2278; AC Transit, call (510) 817-1717 or AMTRAK, call (800) USA-RAIL.

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.