Aquarium of the Bay, San Francisco

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At Aquarium of the Bay, more than 20,000 animals are cared for, including approximately 50 sharks of different species. Aquatic animals from San Francisco Bay and its neighboring waters are kept in a range of different satellite tanks and one main tank that features 91 m (300 ft) of underwater tunnels. You'll have an opportunity to touch bat rays, skates, leopard sharks, sea stars, and sea cucumbers. The aquarium offers behind-the-scenes tours as well, where you'll witness how animals are cared for, or feed sharks and other fish. Take a look at our San Francisco road trip planning app to schedule your visit to Aquarium of the Bay and learn about what else to see and do during your holiday.
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  • Compared with other aquariums, the Aquarium of the Bay in Pier 39 of San Francisco is quite small and has a limited collection of sea animals on display. This may result a bit disappointing when admis...  more »
  • If you want to be amazed and frightened at the same time. Go to the Aquarium of the Bay. So many beautiful ocean species to ponder over. There are also many otherworldly and strange creatures to run a...  more »
  • For a high price, the visit proved disappointing: rather small underwater tunnels, other aquariums rather queconques. In short, unless you have the citypass, you can you pass of this visit.
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  • Excellently beautifull aquarium. It has all the best sights you can view of a marine life. The underground floor is the best I enjoyed. The attendants are warm and welcoming. I had fun here. The displays are just perfect. Its an experience worth it. When you are in the bay area San Francisco City, this is the best place to visit.
  • I loved this aquarium. It's small but has many different spots. You can see swarms of smallfish, jellyfish with amazing lights and colors. The tubes below the bay are great, there are leopard sharks, and very big fishes and stingrays. In a separate area one can even touch stingrays, young sharks, anemones and starfishes with bare fingers. I loved it, it's small but beautiful.
  • Great moderately sized aquarium right on Pier 39. It packs a lot into its small size, and it's easy to make part of your day in San Francisco. It's worth at least one trip, especially if you like aquariums. There are always coupons available for the aquarium - - you can find them online, I think AAA offers them, and some of the parking structures print them out with your tickets.
  • Great spot to check out if you're trying to explore what San Fran has to offer. The admission wasn't that bad and it offers lots of different sea species. The tunnel was awesome for pictures and this place will last you a good hour or two.
  • Beautiful aquarium. So many fishes. I remember I saw a few sharks too. Inside atmosphere of aquarium was fun. I got wifi password from an official so I uploaded my live aquarium experience (to my social page) from the spot.

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