Discover The Bay

This gallery introduces the ecosystem of San Francisco Bay and features seven different animal habitats showing how they form homes for the creatures who live in the Bay.

Sea Shells

Exhibit Highlights

  • Beauties of the Bay, the most colorful animals in San Francisco Bay, including the bright orange Garibaldi (the California State Marine Fish), green Moray Eels and rockfish of varying colors.
  • Swirling school of anchovies. Did you know that lateral lines on the bodies of anchovies serve as sensory organs? This enables the animals to sense where the school is moving, to help stick together and avoid predators.
  • Bay babies, from newly hatched Skates to juvenile perch and other fishes, explore underwater newborns.
Bay Ecotarium