Plan A Visit

Explore below San Francisco Bay and get up close and personal with more than 20,000 local marine animals. The interpretive naturalists are always nearby to answer your questions and guide you through hands-on animal encounters.

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Early Closures Advisory

No upcoming early closures.

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Holiday Closures:

  • Monday, Dec 25 – Closed

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General Hours of Operation for Upcoming Months

2018 HOURS

January 1 – June 16: 10am – 6pm
June 17 – September 3: 9am – 8pm
September 4 – December 31: 10am – 6pm
November 22: call for hours
December 24: call for hours
December 25: closed

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Public parking facilities are available at Pier 35 or across from the main entrance at the PIER 39 garage. The garage is open 24 hours a day, 7 days a week. Please note that Aquarium of the Bay does not validate parking, but many PIER 39 restaurants do.

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