Aquarium of the Bay

The Embarcadero and Beach St. PIER 39, 2 Beach St, San Francisco

One-Year Family or Family Plus Membership to Aquarium of the Bay (Up to 18% Off)

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The 20,000-animal aquarium features otters, jellyfish, starfish, rays, and leopard sharks that visitors can interact with in the touch pools

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14 ratings5 reviews
Rating of 4 out of 5 stars
February 16, 2022
Great Exhibits though some of the tanks look like they could use some TLC.
1 ratings1 reviews
Rating of 1 out of 5 stars
December 30, 2021
The fish on the ground floor seemed listless and unhappy. It was very crowded and very small.
1 ratings1 reviews
Rating of 2 out of 5 stars
November 26, 2021
Only giving it a two star due to size. Beautiful, clean aquarium but very limited exhibits. Only 4 rooms of animals. I was highly disappointed after buying 4 annual passes for myself and friends at the going rate. Imo, they should definitely lower rates for the lack of versatility. Still had fun, but just a day a single day...and then never again.....
3 ratings3 reviews
Rating of 3 out of 5 stars
September 12, 2021
It was nice but really small
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Rating of 5 out of 5 stars
August 29, 2021
Everyone was friendly and helpful. Only bonus would be if it was a little bigger, but was perfect since we were short on time.
2 ratings1 reviews
Rating of 5 out of 5 stars
August 5, 2021
It was nice
1 ratings1 reviews
Rating of 2 out of 5 stars
July 30, 2021
Disappointing for the price. Very few exhibits. Went through in 45 minutes. Gift shop understocked
4 ratings1 reviews
Rating of 4 out of 5 stars
July 28, 2021
Staff were nice and knowledgeable. It's a small aquarium so great for my younger son since he doesn't have much of an attention span. Definitely will come back for a visit.
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About This Deal

Aquarium of Bay is temporarily closed as of Monday, March 16th, planning to reopen April 7th. Click here for additional information.

  • What’s included in the Family Membership:

    • Unlimited admission for two adults and two children for one year
    • Invitations to discounted exclusive events, tours, lectures, and more
    • Eco-Current newsletter (mailed quarterly)
    • 25% savings on tickets for guests
    • 10% discount in the Aquarium gift shop
  • What’s included in the Family Plus Membership:

    • Unlimited admission for two adults, two children, and a flexible guest for one year
    • Invitations to discounted exclusive events, tours, lectures, and more
    • Eco-Current newsletter (mailed quarterly)
    • 25% savings on tickets for guests
    • 10% discount in the Aquarium gift shop

Due to Covid-19 the Aquarium of the Bay has implemented cashless ticketing & timed ticketing. Groupon customers will need to check availability and make a reservation in prior to visiting. Walk ups are subject to availability

Fine Print

Promotional value expires 90 days after purchase. Amount paid never expires. Must activate by expiration date on voucher; membership expires 365 days from activation date. Not valid with voucher promo codes. Valid for new members only. Tickets are on a first come first serve basis. Call the Aquarium prior to their visit or check our website for live availability. Check ticket availability. Customers can also check availability via phone Monday to Friday (415) 623-5326; Weekends – (415) 623-5300. Walk-ups and vouchers with NO RESERVATIONS are based on availability and may be put on a waitlist with no guaranteed entrance. Currently, limited capacity and 15-minute time slots. Weekdays highly recommended due to more availability compared to weekends. Limit 1 per person, may buy 2 additional as gift(s). Not valid with other offers or promotions. Merchant is solely responsible to purchasers for the care and quality of the advertised goods and services. Offer is not eligible for our promo codes or other discounts. Learn about Strike-Through Pricing and Savings

About Aquarium of the Bay

Guests can explore the wonders of the San Francisco Bay ecosystem and join the movement to protect this special place they call home. Aquarium of the Bay at PIER 39 is the home to over 20,000 animals found in and around San Francisco Bay and the California Coast. The 50,000 square foot educational aquarium features four main exhibit areas:

  • Discover the Bay introduces guests to eight animal habitats and over a thousand species local to the Bay Area

  • Under the Bay allows guests to experience what it is like under the bay as they walk through two large tunnels featuring giant seabass, swirling schools of anchovies, and multiple species of sharks, including the Bay’s largest predator – the sevengill shark

  • Touch the Bay with touchpools is an adventure which offers a tactile interaction with sharks, rays, skates, and sea stars

  • Otters: Watershed Ambassadors provides a look into river otters' daily activities, such as playing, swimming, romping, and rolling.

Aquarium of the Bay is one of the six institutions of Bay.Org that reaches millions of Bay Area community members and visitors from around the world through education, advocacy, and policy initiatives. Visitors' memberships help Bay.Org lead “free” field trips for 25,000+ students from the Bay Area. The Aquarium of the Bay Memberships also give the bearers admission to the other institutions of Bay.Org, including Sea Lion Center at PIER 39.