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See the world beneath the water and explore the magic, beauty and wonder of the San Francisco Aquarium.

The aquarium exploration begins in Discover the Bay, featuring the distinctive ecosystems that support an incredibly wide variety of marine life. In eight exhibits featuring over a thousand aquatic animals, you will learn about the creatures that make their homes in the Bay. You will have the chance to experience above and below the Bay with approximately 20,000 animals from octopuses to native sevengill sharks, meet face to face with our North American River Otters, and have a chance to touch skates and sea anemones in our touchpools.

What can you expect?

  • “Beauties of the Bay”: You will be able to explore the most colorful animals, including the bright orange Garibaldi (the California State Marine Fish), green Moray Eels and rockfish of varying colors, in the first exhibit on the right.
  • Swirling school of anchovies.
  • Bay babies: explore the underwater newborns
  • Various 3D short films
  • San Francisco magic show


Pier 39, 2 Beach Street, San Francisco, California 94133

Opening hours:

  • Daily from 10 am to 6 pm