Awesome Encounters with Local Sealife

Aquarium of the Bay - San Francisco

- Open Daily; 11am to 6pm
  • 1 Adult Entry (13+)

The Deal

Open Daily
11am - 6pm
About the Deal
  • Admission for one to 4 Separate attractions at one low price
  • Your purchase also includes admission to the Aquarium of the Bay - PIER 39, Sea Lion Center - PIER 39, Eco Center at Heron's Head Park and Bay Model Visitor Center - Sausalito
What We Love
  • Unforgettable encounters with local marine life that inspire both wonder and conservation
  • To protect, restore and inspire conservation of San Francisco Bay and its watershed
  • Bat Rays, Sevengill Sharks, a Giant Pacific Octopus, playful River Otters and some 20,00 others
  • QR codes in foreign languages (Chinese, Korean, Spanish, German with more this summer) in each exhibit area - just click through your smart phone camera and listen to a guide of each exhibit
Experience a diver's-eye view of the underwater world of leopard sharks, bat rays and humongous sevengill sharks as you walk through the crystal clear tunnels at the Aquarium of the Bay located on San Francisco's iconic waterfront. The Aquarium is home to more than 20,000 marine animals that represent the beauty and diversity of the Northern California aquatic life. The Aquarium of the Bay features five main exhibit areas for guests to explore. "Discover the Bay" features animals that are commonly found closest to shore, including juvenile Swell Sharks, Wolf Eels and the California State fish, the Orange Garibaldi. "Under the Bay", probably the most popular exhibit, features two tunnels where you will find a variety of animals including the Giant Sea Bass, the California Sheephead, White Sturgeons and more. "Touch the Bay" offers a hands on experience where guests can touch Skates, Sea Stars and even some land dwelling animals like a Chinchilla. "Augmented Reality" allows visitors to get up close by simulating a free-dive into the ocean depths, or "touch" whales, polar bears, penguins and more. Last but not least is the "North American River Otters" exhibit. This exhibit features playful North American River Otters in a habitat that combines land and water. Hosting almost seven million guests over a nearly 20 year history, this is an experience you surely don't want to miss. 

Need to Know

Useful Info
  • Tickets are on first come first serve basis. Call the Aquarium prior to visit or check their website for live availability
  • Currently operating at 100% with 15-minute time slots. Weekdays highly recommended due to more availability vs weekends. Call 415-623-5333 prior to your visit for real-time availability
  • Educational Programming Schedule - 10:30am | 12:30pm | 2:30pm | 4:30pm
  • Kids 3 and under enter free
  • Get a 15% dining discount with your Aquarium ticket at: Fog Harbor | Pier Market | Wipeout Bar & Grill
  • Public Parking and Street Parking is available (Paid Metered - Restrictions Apply)
  • Aquarium of the Bay does not validate parking
  • Visitors who dine at participating full-service PIER 39 restaurants receive one hour of free validated parking in the PIER 39 Garage
  • They have wheelchairs to use during your time at the aquarium, first come first serve, photo ID held during the use of the wheelchair
  • Animals are not allowed on PIER 39, with the exception of Service Animals
  • Generally walking through at an average pace, seeing all exhibits, it takes about 90 minutes
  • The aquarium is open every day except Christmas Day
  • The Aquarium is a Smithsonian Affiliate, accredited by the Association of Zoos & Aquariums (AZA) and certified as a Green Business by the city of San Francisco
Good For All Ages
Good for Groups
Printed Vouchers Only
Purchase this deal from Rush49 and receive a unique Voucher Code. You can access your voucher any time with your Rush49 account or receive via email.

Please print out your Rush49 voucher and present it on the day of your visit.
Tickets Valid
Expires on scheduled day & time purchased
Fine Print
  • This deal is non-refundable for any reason
  • Closed lid drinks are allowed. Food is not allowed
  • Valid only for option purchased


Safety Measures
Frequent Disinfecting of High-Touch Areas
Sanitizing Dispensers
Masks (Employees)
Masks (Customers)
Hands-Free Entry
Capacity Limits
Contactless Interaction
Timed Entry
Additional Info
Operating at 25% capacity. Cashless and timed ticketing. Ages 3 and up must wear a mask.


ATM Available
Public Parking & Street Parking Available
Mostly Wheelchair Accessible

About the Business

The Business
Discover the beauty and diversity of Northern California aquatic life at Aquarium of the Bay. Located on the historic San Francisco waterfront at PIER 39, the Aquarium is home to more than 20,000 marine animals including sleek sharks and rays, secretive octopus, hypnotic jellyfish, sparkling anchovies, frolicking river otters, and many more. $.88 of every dollar your guests spend goes back into funding the education and conservation programs at Aquarium of the Bay. Your support allows over 26,000 local Bay Area youths from grades K -12 to participate in free two-hour hands-on classes about science and conservation.

Frequently Asked Questions

Are strollers allowed
Yes strollers are allowed. However, they do not provide storage for personal items.
I'm trying to schedule a visit for June 18 at 4:00, but the only time the website allows on that day is 11:00. How do I buy tickets for 4:00?
Please try again. Sometimes there are glitch in their system and won't show the whole available times.
Is it allow 1 and 3 years old to come in at aquarium?
Yes, this is good for all ages. Kids 3 and under enter free.
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