Aquarium of the Bay
Aquarium of the Bay is San Francisco's only waterfront aquarium, located at Pier 39 in Fisherman's Wharf. A unique experience with three exhibit areas: Discover the Bay, which teaches the visitor about adolescent marine life; Under the Bay, boasts 300 feet of crystal clear acrylic tunnels holding 700,000 gallons of carefully maintained bay water that sustains approximately 20,000 marine animals from octopuses to eight-foot native, sevengill sharks; and Touch the Bay, feel what it’s like to touch a bat ray, leopard shark and other land animals. Visitors are also treated to mesmerizing walls of moon jellies and sea nettles. Aquarium of the Bay recently enlarged its footprint with the addition of a 270-seat theater called the Bay Theater. Each day visitors can learn about the Bay, its history and architecture, and view award-winning film festival films. We are passionate about providing fun and unforgettable encounters with our natural world in ways that ignite both wonder and conservation.