Good for a quick respite.

Member Rating 3 out of 5 by achin on August 25, 2010

If you want to get away from the hustle & bustle of Fisherman's Wharf and Pier 39, drop by the Aquarium of the Bay for a quick breather. This intimate aquarium will take no more than an hour to hour and a half to finish, but will allow you to "escape" for a bit to catch your breath. You can couple this with your time at the Wharf/Pier 39. The main highlights are the two tunnels going through the main aquarium on the lower level. You see many types of local sealife (rays, sharks, fish), and recently there was a news report that they will be adding a new sevengill shark to their exhibit ( Of note are the three giant sea basses. These fish are huge! The upper level has the more educational exhibits. Of note here are the tidepool and ray "petting" pool.

Before you go, try to look around the internet for discount coupons to save yourselves a few bucks. If not available, then ask your hotel concierge to see if they have any discounts. Saving your MUNI (bus system in San Francisco) passes may help with the admission fee also.
Aquarium of the Bay at Pier 39
The Embarcadero at Beach Street
San Francisco, California, 94133
(415) 623-5300

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