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Aquarium of the Bay

The Embarcadero at Beach St., Pier 39, San Francisco, CA 94133 (Fisherman's Wharf)
+1 415-623-5300
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Ranked #134 of 375 Attractions in San Francisco
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Type: Aquariums
Activities: Group tours/walking tour, Walking
Owner description: Aquarium of the Bay is located along San Francisco's walkable waterfront at PIER 39. See sharks, octopuses, otters, underwater tunnels and 20,000... more » Owner description: Aquarium of the Bay is located along San Francisco's walkable waterfront at PIER 39. See sharks, octopuses, otters, underwater tunnels and 20,000 other amazing animals. « less
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Parksville, Canada
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7 reviews 7 reviews
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4 of 5 stars Reviewed September 29, 2014 NEW

A well organised aquarium of local and exotic sea life. An amazing tunnel with fish swimming all around.

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Boston
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5 of 5 stars Reviewed September 28, 2014 NEW

Had a great time going through this aquarium. The exhibits were great, some hands on. The staff was super friendly and helpful. Best part was the underwater aquarium tunnel! I'm from Boston, and wish our aquarium would do a feature like this. You really got a chance to see some amazing sea life up close! Will absolutely do this again!

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Dublin, Ireland
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4 of 5 stars Reviewed September 28, 2014 NEW

The Aquarium visit was included in our City pass deal. It takes about 1.5 hours to go around and is educational about the Bay Area.

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TN
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2 helpful votes 2 helpful votes
4 of 5 stars Reviewed September 27, 2014 NEW

You walked under the fish swimming all around you, over your head, beside you etc. I especially liked the sea otters, they were so cute. And the beautiful jellyfish!

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Boston, Massachusetts
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5 of 5 stars Reviewed September 27, 2014 NEW

This aquarium is located next to the famous Pier 39. So if you are at Pier 39, make sure you go to this aquarium. There are two exhibits worth the price of admission alone. The shark tunnel that allows you to walk through a tank that contains sevengill sharks, and other fish native to the bay. They also have a... More

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London, United Kingdom
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4 of 5 stars Reviewed September 26, 2014 NEW

It's not the biggest aquarium you'd see around the world, but has an amazing bunch of different species of fish, and some mammals. The glass tunnel is surely awesome, so is its collection of jellyfish. I'd liked the fun facts they offer about marine life and how to preserve it. It's a lovely place to spend one hour or so,... More

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Vale, Oregon
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7 reviews 7 reviews
4 attraction reviews
5 of 5 stars Reviewed September 24, 2014 NEW

My daughter & I were on a girls holiday and really enjoyed this attraction. It is a go at your own pace and we loved the interactive exhibits. Great for adults and kids of all ages.

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4 of 5 stars Reviewed September 23, 2014 NEW

We took our 3 year old daughter to the aquarium and she loved it! Parking was hard to find but that is too be expected in San Francisco. The aquarium was very clean and well maintained amd the "tunnels" were awesome! The exhibits were educational and interesting, for both a toddler and us adults. Beware of the "petting" area, that... More

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Riverside, California
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4 of 5 stars Reviewed September 19, 2014

This place is fun and has some cool exhibits. It is pretty small and you can walk thru the whole thing in an hour but it is worth it. It also has a great gift shop for trinkets.

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Toronto, Ontario
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3 of 5 stars Reviewed September 18, 2014

Got tickets from our city pass. But honestly, if we paid full price for this place, it would be rather disappointing. There are interesting fish to see but the place wasn't really that big. I've been to much better aquariums!

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