Aquarium of the Bay SF - San Francisco

Awesome Encounters with Local Sealife

OPEN DAILY; 11AM to 6PM

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  • General Admission for 1 Adult (ages 13+)

The Experience

Hours
Open Daily
11am - 6pm
 
*Christmas Eve: 11am-3pm (EARLY CLOSURE)
 
*Closed Christmas Day
About the Experience

Aquarium of the Bay San Francisco - General Admission

  • Experience the magic of San Francisco Bay at the Aquarium by the Bay, where 20,000 aquatic animals are waiting to greet you
  • Your purchase 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
  • Children 3 and under are Free
  • Mostly wheelchair accessible
  • In and out privileges during open hours of operation
Description
The San Francisco 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. Get your Aquarium of the Bay tickets today!

Need to Know

Useful Info
  • Proof of vaccination is not required to enter Aquarium of the Bay
  • Masks are required for all guests, regardless of vaccination status
  • Sea Lion Center is currently closed due to COVID restrictions
  • Walking through at an average pace generally takes about 90 minutes
  • Get a 15% dining discount with your Aquarium ticket at: Fog Harbor | Pier Market | Wipeout Bar & Grill
  •  Paid Public and Street Parking is available
  • 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
  • Wheelchairs are available on a first come first serve basis, photo ID held during the use of the wheelchair
  • QR codes available in foreign languages (Chinese, Korean, Spanish, German with more this summer) in each exhibit area
Features
Good For All Ages
Good for Groups
Printed Vouchers Only
Redemption
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
  • Advance reservations are no longer required
  • Animals are not allowed on PIER 39, with the exception of Service Animals
  • 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 December 23, 2022 at 10:30 AM PDT
Expiration dates may be extended upon request.

COVID-19 INFO

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

Venue

Address
Specifics
ATM Available
Public & Street Parking Available
Mostly Wheelchair Accessible

About

About
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 you have sharks?
Yes Aquarium of the Bay has sharks.
Can i booking tickets right on the spot for tomorrow
Yes you sure can. This is how the deal works: 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.
Do you still have the hands on sea cucumber display?
We do not see this information on their website. We suggest you contact the vendor directly, https://www.aquariumofthebay.org/.
Do I have to buy a ticket for a specific date and time?
No you don't. This is how the deal works: 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.
Do you rent wheelchairs or electric wheelchair
Wheelchairs are available on a first come first serve basis, photo ID held during the use of the wheelchair.
Am a single mom do you discount on families that receive EBT food stamps ?
Unfortunately, our deal is already discounted so we cannot give extra discounts. We also have the best deal out there.
can i go anytime
Yes you can. They are Open Daily from 11am - 6pm.
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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