Become a Member
Explore the wonders of the Bay Area ecosystem and join the movement to protect this special place we call home. As a member, you help advance our mission to protect, restore, and inspire conservation of San Francisco Bay and its watershed, from the Sierra to the Sea.
Be The Movement
Each year, we engage millions of Bay Area community members and visitors from around the world through education, advocacy, and policy initiatives that inspire new relationships and understanding of our natural environment. Members support our work to:
- Provide free field trips for 25,000+ Bay Area students from low-income families
- Fund interactive environmental education programs for hundreds of thousands of visitors
- Launch pioneering marine research and exploration endeavors of the Bay ecosystem
- Care for 20,000+ indigenous creatures at Aquarium of the Bay and preserve their wild habitats
- Advance policy and conservation initiatives that strengthen the health of the entire Bay watershed
Become a member today and enjoy access to exclusive news, including a subscription to our Eco-Currents Newsletter (published 6 times a year), invitations to special events, discounts on tickets, and special offers from our partners on PIER 39 and throughout the Bay Area. In addition, all memberships starting at the Bay Explorer level will receive FREE or discounted admission to over 100 AZA aquariums, zoos, and museums.
Bay Ally: Contribute what you can, every dollar helps! (EMAIL REQUIRED)
(Bay Ally membership includes a subscription to our Eco-Currents e-newsletter and invitations to special events throughout the year.)
* Bay Ally membership does not include free admission to Aquarium of the Bay. To enjoy one year of unlimited Aquarium access, become a member to one of the levels listed below
Bay Explorer: $70
(Aquarium access for member +1 guest)
Bay Navigator: $110
(Family level: Aquarium access for 2 named adults +2 children OR 2 seniors)
Bay Guardian: $130
(Family Plus: Aquarium Access for 2 adults +2 children OR 2 seniors & 1 Flexible Guest)
Bay Associate: $250
(Family Plus Access + Behind the Scenes tour for 4)
Ocean Advocate: $500
(Bay Associate access + recognition on our Donor Wall)
President’s Circle: $1000
(Ocean Advocate Access+ Invitation for 2 to our semi-annual Major Donor receptions)
Flexible Guest Upgrade: $25
Gift a Membership (enter recipient name, address, email, and purchaser name, address, email)
Senior Bay Explorer: $55 (65+)
Military/ Veteran Bay Explorer: $55
Student Bay Explorer: $55 (Must present valid ID at Front Desk when visiting)
(All discounted memberships have the same level benefits as Bay Explorer Membership)
Nonprofit Community Groups
Community Memberships are available for nonprofit organizations.* Community Memberships are listed under the name of the community group. To learn more about Community Memberships and pricing options, please contact the Membership Team. Email us at email@example.com or by phone at 415.262.4730.
*To ensure the best possible experience during your visit to the Aquarium, we request our Community Members provide 48 hours advance notice when a group of 6 or more plans to visit.
Our Corporate Members enjoy unique opportunities to support and get involved with our mission and learn about the Bay ecosystem. Corporate Member Benefits include participation in Corporate Volunteer Projects, admission tickets to Aquarium of the Bay and Free Admission Days for employees, private event rentals, and more. For information on Corporate Memberships, please contact our Membership Team. Email us at firstname.lastname@example.org or reach us by phone at 415.262.4730.
Make A Splash
With an additional donation, we can continue our impact bringing unique environmental education programs to more children across the Bay Area.
As a 501(c)3 nonprofit, our work is made possible through your generous support. Your contribution is tax-deductible to the full extent allowed by law. Our Federal Tax ID number is 90-0401015.