Awesome Encounters with Local Sealife

Aquarium of the Bay - San Francisco

- Open Daily; 11am to 6pm
  • General Admission for 1 Adult (ages 13+)

The Experience

Open Daily
11am - 6pm
*Closed Christmas Day
About the Experience
  • Adult, Child OR Senior General Admission for One
    • Experience the magic of San Francisco Bay at Aquarium of the Bay, where 20,000 aquatic animals are waiting to greet you
  • 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
  • Children 3 and under are Free
What We Love
  • Unforgettable encounters with local marine life that inspire both wonder and conservation
  • 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 of the Bay 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. 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
  • Proof of vaccination is not required to enter Aquarium of the Bay
  • Masks are required for all guests visiting Aquarium of the Bay, regardless of vaccination status
  • Advance reservations are no longer required
  • Sea Lion Center is currently closed due to COVID restrictions
  • Generally walking through at an average pace, seeing all exhibits, it takes about 90 minutes
  • Educational Programming Schedule - 10:30am | 12:30pm | 2:30pm | 4:30pm
  • 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
  • QR codes available 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
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.
Fine Print
  • Closed lid drinks are allowed. Food is not allowed
  • Valid only for option purchased
  • Amount paid never expires
  • This deal is non-refundable for any reason
  • Cannot be combined with any other special offers, promotions or discounts
  • Merchant is solely responsible to purchasers for the care and quality of the advertised goods and services
For full details on our refund policy click here
Tickets Valid
Expires April 22, 2022 at 3:31 AM PDT
Expiration dates may be extended upon request.


Safety Measures
Frequent Disinfecting of High-Touch Areas
Sanitizing Dispensers
Masks (Employees)
Masks (Customers)
Hands-Free Entry
Contactless Interaction


ATM Available
Public Parking & Street Parking Available
Mostly Wheelchair Accessible


Located on the historic San Francisco waterfront at PIER 39, the Aquarium of the Bay is home to more than 20,000 marine animals. 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.

Frequently Asked Questions

Do we have to get a paid ticket for a 1-year old?
Kids 3 and under enter free
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.
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.
My wife and I use battery scotters, are they allowed.
Yes the aquarium is mostly accessible.
I went here last month and there was a huge line. I assumed it was the line for screening, but it was virtually at a stand still. Is there a limited capacity with Covid and one has to wait til people leave to enter?
There is no capacity limit. They are now open at 100% capacity and encourage you to purchase tickets online in advance.
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