Experience the magic, beauty, and diversity of Northern California aquatic life at Aquarium of the Bay. Located on the historic San Francisco waterfront at PIER 39, the Aquarium is home to more than 20,000 marine animals including sleek sharks and rays, secretive octopus, hypnotic jellyfish, sparkling anchovies, frolicking river otters, and many more. Our venue provides a unique alternative to everyday meeting and convention spaces.
Sip cocktails under a rainbow to sea stars, or laugh the night away against a backdrop of the glittering lights of the city skyline.
BE the Movement™
As an institution of Bay Ecotarium, Aquarium of the Bay’s mission is to protect, restore, and inspire conservation of San Francisco Bay and its watershed, from the Sierra to the Sea™. With a focus on education and conservation, Aquarium of the Bay is the only Smithsonian Affiliated aquarium in California, is accredited by the Association of Zoos and Aquariums, and is the only aquarium dedicated to the diverse marine and indigenous life and distinctive ecosystems of San Francisco Bay and its watershed.