Housing over 24,000 local aquatic animals, this aquarium is one of the most impressive in Northern California.
Start your aquatic adventure at the “Go With The Flow” exhibit, featuring ambient lighting and a 725-gallon tank home to countless jellyfish.
For a more immersive experience, check out “Under the Bay,” allowing guests to walk through 300 feet of underwater tunnels boasting sharks, anchovies, and sting rays.
The tunnel provides a unique perspective, offering a glimpse into the daily lives of the bay’s underwater inhabitants.
It’s an awe-inspiring experience to watch as schools of fish swim overhead, and the graceful rays glide effortlessly through the water.
We really enjoyed the aquarium’s touch pools which provide an opportunity to connect with marine life in a tangible way.
Visitors can gently touch sea stars, anemones, and other fascinating creatures under the guidance of knowledgeable staff.
This interactive element not only enhances the educational value of the visit but also fosters a sense of appreciation and responsibility for the marine environment.
Guests can experience more of the local aquatic life at the “Near Shore Tunnel,” a shallow exhibit that holds several of the area’s sea creatures, including various shark species, several Rockfish, and Giant Pacific Octopuses.
The Aquarium of the Bay in San Francisco is a captivating destination that combines entertainment, education, and conservation in a single, immersive experience.
Whether you’re a marine enthusiast, a family looking for a day of discovery, or someone passionate about environmental sustainability, this remarkable aquarium invites you to dive deep into the wonders of the San Francisco Bay. We enjoyed our time there and would recommend a visit!
Aquarium of the Bay is located on the edge of Pier 39, at The Embarcadero and Beach Street in San Francisco.