One Family or Family Plus Membership to Aquarium of the Bay (Up to 55% Off)

Fisherman's Wharf, North Beach/Telegraph Hill

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An aquarium visit soothes the soul with visions of ambling fish and bubbling tanks that make us nostalgic for the gestation pods in which all human life begins. Come full circle with this Groupon.

Choose Between Two Options

  • $49 for one family membership ($110 value)
  • $59 for one family plus membership ($130 value)

Membership benefits include one full year of unlimited aquarium access, 25% discounts on gift-store purchases, and discounted admission to more than 100 AZA-accredited zoos and aquariums nationwide. Family memberships are valid for two adults and two children younger than 18; family plus memberships are valid for the same, as well as one guest.

Aquarium of the Bay

Quick: talk about river otters. Here are a few facts to get you started: they're members of the weasel family, they can swim at speeds reaching 7 miles per hour, and a group of them is known, tellingly, as a romp. The keepers at Aquarium of the Bay have spent months studying these sorts of facts and figures, studiously preparing for the arrival of their brand-new residents. In Otters: Watershed Ambassadors, these river kings and queens get some well-earned attention, with exhibits tracing everything from their daily habits to their conservation status.

The otters aren't alone, of course. The 50,000 square foot facility houses three main exhibit areas devoted entirely to marine life native to San Francisco Bay. These include Under the Bay, where Moon Jellies float amidst ambient lighting inside a 725-gallon cylinder tank. They share the exhibit with two tunnel tanks, which provide an undersea view of giant Pacific octopuses, spiny dogfish, swirling schools of anchovies, and the sevengill shark, the largest shark native to the bay. Visitors eager to put their other senses to work can head over to the aquarium's touch pools, where their fingertips can graze juvenile bat rays, leopard sharks, and sea stars.

Daily programs enrich visits with interactive presentations in the Bay Lab—the aquarium's land animal area—including feeding shows. And though not included in this Groupon and membership, behind the scenes tours escort guests through all of the aquarium's highlights. Over in the Bay Theater, 3D films and award-winning documentaries examine subjects such as shark species and marine conservation, while magician Timothy Noonan's 75-minute interactive show blends family-friendly comedy with illusions such as pulling a whale out of a hat.


Tips from Groupon Customers

  • “Great value on the family membership.”

  • “amazing, went for the first time in May and can't wait to take friends visiting from out of state.”

  • “This place is not very big, but well put together for the space available. It's right in the heart of Fishermans Wharf, so it's perfect to put on your To Do List.”


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    Fisherman's Wharf, North Beach/Telegraph Hill

    The Embarcadero and Beach Street

    San Francisco, California 94133

    415-623-5300

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In a Nutshell

Membership to 20,000-animal aquarium includes one year of free admission and discounted gift-shop purchases

The Fine Print

Expires Jul 3rd, 2014. Limit 1 per person, may buy 1 additional as gift. Limit 1 per visit. Online registration required. Valid only for option purchased. Must provide full name, address, phone number, and email address at online registration. Valid for new memberships only. Merchant is solely responsible to purchasers for the care and quality of the advertised goods and services.