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 from Three Options
- $29 for one individual membership (a $60 value)
- $45 for one family membership (a $90 value)
- $49 for one family plus membership (a $100 value)
[Membership benefits] include one full year of unlimited aquarium access, 15% discounts on gift-store purchases, and discounted admission to more than 100 nationwide zoos and aquariums. 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
The 50,000-square-foot Aquarium of the Bay houses three main exhibit areas devoted entirely to marine life native to the San Francisco Bay. These include Discover the Bay, where visitors are introduced to eight animal habitats and over a thousand species local to the Bay Area; Under the Bay, featuring Moon Jellies, giant Pacific octopuses, spiny dogfish, and swirling schools of anchovies; and Touch the Bay, whose touchpools offer a tactile interaction with sharks, rays, skates, and sea stars.
In addition to the permanent exhibits, the aquarium features a packed schedule of free-with-admission daily programs, which include lectures, feedings, and up-close animal encounters. Chat with a climate change naturalist at noon, watch a bat ray feeding at 12:30, learn how to help keep otters' habitats safe and clean at 2:15, then go on a behind-the-scenes tour of the tanks at 4. Your day will be action-packed, customizable however you'd like.