Location : PIER 39 The Embarcadero &, Beach St
Area : 64,990 ft²
Opened in : 1996
Hours : 11 Am to 6 PM, Daily
Admission : Adult (13-64): $29.25
Child (4-12): $19.25
Children (3 and under): $1
Senior (65+): $24.25
Parking : Public parking available a Pier 35
Duration : 1-2 hours
Situated at a walkable distance from San Francisco Bay, Aquarium of the Bay is home to more than 20,000 species along the coast of California. These include Sevengill sharks, North American otters, Bat rays, jellyfish to name a few. Visitors are free to explore the beautiful tunnels while a huge number of fish swim overhead. The aquarium consists of three main exhibits and takes about 2 hours to cover.
The aquarium has crystal clear tunnels over 300 feet long for visitors to have a full view of the aquatic animals around them which live in these tanks or wander here from the nearby saltwater areas. Children and adults can both play with 'friendly' and trained sharks, bat rays, sea stars, and anemones in the aquarium's two pools for visitors to interact with the animals. You are also given a tour and allowed to visit the North American river otter's natural habitat, where otters roll and play. With a major focus on conservation and preservation along with general awareness, Aquarium of the Bay is one of its kind, an aquarium committed to showcase the various marine life and unique biological systems of San Francisco Bay and its basin.
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