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Aquarium of the Bay, San Francisco, California

The Embarcadero and Beach St, San Francisco, California

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    • Teens (13+)
  • Visited: 2008-10-01
  • Submitted: 2013-09-11 00:51:35.0
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A look at Bay Area marine life

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Ask about special tours, such as Feed the Sharks.

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  • Visited: 2013-08-01
  • Submitted: 2013-08-26 23:12:47.0
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Small Aquarium, Easy and Quick Stop at Pier 39

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If you've been to large aquariums like the Shedd in Chicago or Monterey Bay then Aquarium of the Bay might be a letdown but if you're looking for a short visit that packs alot into a small space it's worth it. Aquarium of the Bay is part of the CityPass San Francisco booklet so it's easy to stop in and check it out - it's right near the Rocketboat/Blue and Gold Harbor cruise that's also part of the CityPass.

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  • Visited: 2009-06-01
  • Submitted: 2013-02-20 00:54:49.0
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Have you touched a ray today?

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http://www.aquariumofthebay.org/plan-a-visit/explore-the-aquarium They recommend coming at the beginning or end of the day for lesser crowds, and we both recommend taking pictures!!

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This is right in the middle of the action at Fisherman's Wharf at the famous Pier 39! There is a lot to see and potentially buy here, and we grownups love the chowder in a sourdough bowl!

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Submitted by: shirley k.

Nice place to take your little ones, big ones will get board easy but its still pretty cool for the price.  The walk thru is very cool and the fa...

Submitted by: Adrian P.

This place was not as bad as I thought it was going to be. They had a decent amount of exhibits, but the main highlight was the underwater walk through aquarium. It was much larger than some a...

Submitted by: Sam S.

I love animals and aquariums and zoos are some of my favorite places to visit. On a recent trip to San Francisco we had a few hours to kill before the Giants game so I stopped by the Aquarium of the Bay. Overall the aquarium is nice. There are lots of marine animals to see, fishes, sharks and other aquatic life. The displays are good with informative text and photos. There is a large kid's area with opportunities to touch starfish and manta rays. The large "undersea" tunnel is also pretty cool and a fun way to experience undersea life. However, because the emphasis of this aquarium is the San Francisco Bay it doesn't have any exotic or really cool animals. The jellyfish were the coolest exhibit in my opinion...

Submitted by: Dorothy W.

One of the cooler aquariums I've been to. I loved the underwater tubes and jelly fish exhibit. It was super crowded when I visited but that's to be expected for a weekday in July. Don't expect to...

Submitted by: patty h.

I took my great nephew to Aquarium of the Bay.  He's just 3 years old and I wasn't sure if it would be too much for him. However, he loved it.  Upon entering the 'tunnel' he was a bit scared but quickly grew to love it. He e...

Submitted by: Charissa G.

This is a small time aquarium compared to the Monterey Bay Aquarium. It takes about 45 minutes total to view the whole aquarium with time to interact with the touch pool and other hands on activity on the second floor. The first couple of rooms you go to will be ...

Submitted by: Lisa T.

This place was not worth my money at all.  Nothing was unique and the tour is super short.  I can, literally, go through the whole aquarium and observe everything in 15 minutes.  It's so small!  The only things I can touch were the sting rays and starfishes.   The underwater tour had a really un...

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