Aquarium of the Bay, San Francisco

Aquarium of the Bay, San Francisco (must see)

Spread across 9000 square feet, the Aquarium of the Bay is a fun visit for people of all ages. The Aquarium of the Bay is dedicated to providing its viewers an insight into the aquatic life within the San Francisco Bay and its neighboring waters. The mission of the Aquarium is to educate and raise awareness amongst its visitors about marine life and inspire people to conserve the aquatic wildlife.

An Aquarium like no other in the world, here you get to touch, feel and see the world that exists under water. Without actually getting wet, see the life underwater and experience what it takes and feels to be a deep sea diver. The aquarium boasts of a collection of over 50 different species of sharks, which roughly estimated, comes up to about 20,000 sharks! Apart from this, the aquarium has a wide variety of marine wildlife like bat rays, skates, octopi, eels, flatfish, stingray, Wrasse, Gobies, Kelpfish, Pricklebacks, Ronquil, Sculpin, Sturgeons, Garibaldi etc.

The Aquarium visit is sectioned into three parts; first where you get to a watch thousands of fish in satellite tanks, second you get to experience and watch the myriad life of the ocean from a scuba divers point of view and the third where you can feed and touch the slimy, squishy creatures.

The aquarium has fun visitor programs like tide pool feeding, bat ray feeding, touching starfish and other such one-of-a-kind experiences.

Why You Should Visit:
Cool little aquarium with a pleasing emphasis on the environment and sustainability. Huge underwater tunnels with a large variety of fish to see.

Tip:
Pay the extra to do the behind the scenes tour (available only on certain days) where you literally walk above the tanks and the people that are walking through the aquarium.

Opening Hours:
Daily: 10am-8pm

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Aquarium of the Bay on Map

Sight Name: Aquarium of the Bay
Sight Location: San Francisco, USA
Sight Type: Attraction/Landmark
Guide(s) containing this sight: Fisherman's Wharf Walking Tour   City Orientation Walking Tour II  

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