Aquarium of The Bay
39 Pier Ste 39, San Francisco, CA 94133
TollFree: (888) 732-3483
Wheelchair Accessible: Yes
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This aquarium has a lot to offer! One of my favorite exhibits are the large overhead tanks you can walk through to view the sharks and rays! It's a pretty neat experience watching a hammerhead shark or stingray swim right over your head! They also recently added a river otter exhibit! The otters are adorable :) They also have several touch pools where you can feel the starfish, rays, etc. It is a fun experience for the whole family!
Pretty nice place for the price, it's interactive , my son loved it when he was younger. It's cheaper and close than going to Monterey
08/14/2006Provided by Citysearch -
Some cool displays, but very small, don't waste your time making this a day trip.If you have a Citypass, and are already at Pier 39 or wharf area, check it out, for a little break. It was quite busy inside, but nice if you don't pay full price. Good for kids if you have them, and you get to pet some animals (sea stars, sea urchins, leopard sharks, etc).
02/18/2003Provided by Citysearch -
We visited the aquarium whilst on a coach tour of the Western states in October 2001. Travelling from Britain we were disappointed when it rained on our free day in San Francisco, but our disappointment didn't last long once we entered this fabulous attraction. The sea life is amazing, well shown and the staff are friendly, helpful and knowledgeable. It's fantastic walking through the underwater tunnel seeing sharks and rays swimming around you, there is relaxing music and afterwards you can touch some of the sealife. I hope I get a chance to go back.
11/10/2002Provided by Citysearch -
It's a rather small aquarium but what they have is very very cool. The two tunnel tanks are amazing -- you see some small and midsized sharks, schools of sardines, and the plexiglass is so clear and clean that you really feel you're in the water with them. The touch tanks are a big plus. I was grinning from start to finish. There is a lot of staff and they are very friendly and professional. Upkeep is good. It's a little expensive for the admission price, but I hear they are not making money and considering everything that went into the place it's a decent value.