Underwater World/Pier 39

Member Rating 4 out of 5 by barbara on July 18, 2000

Underwater World is an Aquarium that is set up to look like dive tunnels. You walk through tunnels as sea life swims all around you. My husband and I saw great schools of silver anchovies teaming above our heads, and we marveled at the size of a giant red octopus in the tanks. There were many sharks swimming about as well, though I understand they are well fed and rarely prey upon their aquarium mates. Admission into the aquarium was $12.95/person. Kids under 3 were free. There was also a family package available that gave a little price break for those traveling with children. The admission was a little pricey for the length of time one could spend in the aquarium, but I would still recommend Underwater World. My husband and I had a great time touching the leopard sharks in the petting pools. Any child would have loved that experience. I greatly enjoyed looking at all of the different fish in the tanks, and I appreciated a reprieve from the cold wind that was blowing off the bay the day we ducked into the aquarium. I also did not mind my ticket cost too much as I read that proceeds help allow thousands of school children living in San Francisco to participate in Marine Parks in the Bay Area for free.
Aquarium of the Bay at Pier 39
The Embarcadero at Beach Street
San Francisco, California, 94133
(415) 623-5300


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