Explore the magic, beauty and wonder of San Francisco Bay at Aquarium of the Bay. Discover the beautiful marine life that lie beneath the surface of San Francisco Bay and its surrounding waters.
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See over 20,000 marine animals in their distinctive ecosystems as you stroll through over 300-feet of crystal clear acrylic tunnels holding 700,00 gallons of Bay Water and learn about their natural habitats. Then take a scuba diver’s view of San Francisco Bay, without getting wet, as you view different varieties of jellyfish, catch a glimpse of a giant Pacific octopus and come face to fin with sharks!
Enhance your visit with daily animal feedings and presentations. The magic of San Francisco Bay is literally at your finger tips in Touch the Bay, featuring touchpools with sharks, rays, sea stars and the interactive Bay Lab station. Aquarium of the Bay partners with The Bay Institute to protect, restore and inspire conservation of San Francisco Bay and is the only aquarium dedicated to the diverse marine life and distinctive ecosystems of the Bay and its watershed.
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Shark Feeding (11:15 a.m. Tuesday & Saturday) – Watch the divers feed the Sevengill Sharks — the largest predator in the Bay.
Animal Encounter – Meet the Red-eared Slider Turtle, a climate change ambassador.
River Otter Feeding – Learn about North American river otters and how our biologists care for them.
Shark Talk – Learn how sharks have adapted to become the most diverse, yet misunderstood, top predators in the ocean.
Tunnel feeding – (Sundays, Tuesdays, Thursdays only) – Watch and learn how Aquarium staff feed the sharks, rays, and fish of San Francisco Bay.
Jelly Talk (12:15 daily) – Come join a naturalist to learn more about these amazing brainless, boneless, and bloodless animals.
Animal Encounter (12:30 daily) – Meet our California Kingsnake, a climate change ambassador.
Bat Ray Feeding (1:30 daily) – Watch skates pounce on their food and bat rays munch with their special jaws.
Squid Dissection (2:30 daily) – Join a naturalist at the Bay Lab for a squid dissection.
Tidepool Talk (3:30 daily) – Join our trained naturalists to find out how sea stars, sea cucumbers and other invertebrates survive one of the harshest environments in the world.
Animal Encounter (4:00 daily) – Meet our Blue-tongued Skink, a climate change ambassador.
Bat Ray Feeding (4:30 daily) – Watch skates pounce on their food and bat rays munch with their special jaws.
- Scheduled presentations can last 10-20 minutes
- Foreign Language Audio Tours – There are special QR Codes throughout the aquarium that you can scan with your personal phone or tablet. Available in English, French, Italian, German, Japanese, Korean, Mandarin & Spanish
Closed 25 Dec
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|sunday||10:00 - 18:00|