Aquarium of the Bay Coupon - 2023 Discounts and Reviews

February 20, 2023

Come face to fin with more than 20,000 marine animals! The Aquarium of the Bay is the place to be to get up close and personal with San Francisco Bay’s aquatic animal species.

Follow along as we do a deep dive into the best Aquarium of the Bay discount tickets and deals!

The California sea lion is arguably the most popular marine animal in Northern California. However, a few hours exploring the Aquarium of the Bay San Francisco will introduce visitors to thousands more local marine life.

One of San Francisco’s best public aquariums features numerous exhibit areas and galleries that pack tons of opportunities to learn more about the ecosystem of San Francisco Bay.

Under the Bay gallery lets visitors explore below the bay through 300 feet of acrylic tunnels. View some of the largest predators in their natural habitat, including Sevengill sharks and bat rays.

A fan of otters? Head over to the River Otter gallery! This gallery houses four river otters, one of them saved from the Louisiana fur trade. Not to be mistaken as sea otters, who weigh around 50 to 100 pounds and live in salt water, while our adorable and playful river otters weigh around 20 to 25 pounds and thrive in freshwater like rivers and lakes.

There are more experiences at the Aquarium of the Bay for guests of all ages! Kids will enjoy Touch the Bay gallery where they can touch several types of animals including sea stars and leopard sharks. Meanwhile, adults are invited to come out and play as scuba divers for a day, getting up close to thousands of fish including giant sea bass, garibaldi, numerous rockfish, and perch species to highlight a few.

Ready to book Aquarium of the Bay general admission tickets? Follow along as we share tips on how to get Aquarium of the Bay discount tickets, vacation packages, and more insider tips!

Aquarium of the Bay Discount Tickets

Skip the search for an Aquarium of the Bay coupon code! Flip your fins straight to Tripster and score big savings with Aquarium of the Bay discount tickets.

General admission is an all-day ticket that lets you explore the galleries and exhibits from 11 AM until closing time.

Willing to shell out some extra dough for the VIP experience? Experience a personalized tour led by an expert through the Aquarium before the doors open to the public. Experience firsthand, and have the opportunity to ask about the various projects the Animal Care Team works on as they ready exhibits for the day. The Aquarium of the Bay VIP experience discount tickets is available on Tripster!

Entrance to the Aquarium of the Bay - San Francisco, California, USAAquarium of the Bay Vacation Packages

Smart savers would know that bundling tickets are an efficient way to visit top attractions while saving big bucks. Below are some of the best Aquarium of the Bay vacation packages on Tripster:

Other combo passes are available online seasonally, including the Alcatraz and Aquarium of the Bay Combo Pass.

Aquarium of the Bay Coupons and Discounts

Aquarium of the Bay Military Discount

The aquarium offers plenty of special deals and discounts, including a special offer for the US military and veterans. Claim an Aquarium of the Bay military discount with a military ID at the ticket booth on the day of your visit. With this discount, you can skip looking for an Aquarium of the Bay promo code!

Aquarium of the Bay AAA Discount

Looking for an Aquarium of the Bay AAA discount? We regret to inform you that there is no special discount for AAA membership cardholders at this time.

Don’t be discouraged! There are enough Aquarium of the Bay discount tickets on Tripster for everyone. Discounts are available for general admission and VIP experience.

People enjoy visiting the Moon Bay Aquarium.

photo credit: The TECO Line Streetcar System via Facebook

Aquarium of the Bay Senior Discount

Take grandma and grandpa on a day of underwater adventures for less than the regular admission price! You don’t have to look for an Aquarium of the Bay coupon. San Francisco’s popular public aquarium is offering an Aquarium of the Bay senior discount! Present a valid ID at the ticket booth on your day of visit.

And if you’re a student, take advantage of the Aquarium of the Bay student discount as well!

Aquarium of the Bay Local Discount

Are you fortunate enough to live in one of the 9 counties of the San Francisco Bay Area? If yes, visit the Aquarium of the Bay with a local discount! That’s $9 off general admission. Present a valid ID at the ticket booth on your date of visit.

Aquarium of the Bay Group Travel Deals

Whether you’re thinking of planning an Aquarium of the Bay birthday party, corporate event, or big family outing, there are Aquarium of the Bay deals that makes your visit extra affordable!

  • Group Ticket - Share your adventure at a reduced rate with groups of 10 or more when booking at least three hours prior to visiting.
  • Family of 4 Bundle Ticket - Valid for two adults and two children! Save over 20 percent on your date of visit.

Hotels Near Aquarium of the Bay

Aquarium of the Bay is conveniently located at Fisherman’s Wharf, where there are tons more attractions to discover, whether you prefer indoor or outdoor adventures.

Need a place to stay near the Aquarium of the Bay? Our top picks are below for savvy trippers!

exterior of The Marker Hotel during sunset with view of street in San Francisco, California, USA

photo credit: The Marker San Francisco

Aquarium of the Bay Hotel Packages

San Francisco hotels tend to be pricier than others, and hotels near the Aquarium of the Bay at Fisherman’s Wharf aren’t an exception.

To save big bucks, we highly recommend securing an Aquarium of the Bay Hotel Package. This sweet deal bundles your choice of hotel and Aquarium of the Bay tickets. Save time and money when you book this great value hotel package on Tripster!

San Francisco Attractions

San Francisco City Tour with Alcatraz

First-time visitors to the Golden Gate will not go wrong with booking the San Francisco City Tour with Alcatraz. For a discounted price when you book on Tripster, explore the city’s artistic scenes and landmarks with an expert guide, including the ex-prison island itself!

woman in coat and boots walking by the Painted Ladies houses with green trees in front in San Francisco, California, USANorcal Coastal Seaplane Tour

Ready to see a bird’s eye view of San Francisco? The Norcal Coastal Seaplane Tour is offering discount tickets on Tripster! See the Golden Gate Bridge, downtown San Francisco, AT&T Park, Alcatraz, Pt. Reyes Lighthouse, and so much more all from the air!

Muir Woods Tour of California Coastal Redwoods

Don’t miss a chance to see towering redwood trees! Muir Woods is one of the best national parks in North California and is one the closest place to the city to fully immerse yourself in a redwood forest.

Muir Woods Tour of California Coastal Redwoods will take you to the Park and back to San Francisco in a jiffy. Along the way, visit other top attractions such as the Golden Gate Bridge, the town of Sausalito, and Mount Tamalpais.

Couple Walking along a past in Muir Woods - San Francisco, California, USAInsider Aquarium of the Bay Tips

What to Bring

Visitors are welcome to bring a camera and take Aquarium of the Bay photos. However, please note that camera flashes are not allowed to protect the safety of marine creatures.

Don’t forget to take an Aquarium of the Bay map! There are a number of galleries and exhibits to explore. Utilize your time in the Aquarium with a map for easy navigation.

All other things you may need (or want) are available at the Aquarium of the Bay gift shop. The shop accepts cash and card for payment.

Can I Bring Food to the Aquarium of the Bay?

Closed lid drinks are allowed inside the Aquarium of the Bay, but food is not allowed. Guests are discouraged from giving any kind of food or drinks to marine animals.

There is no restaurant inside the Aquarium of the Bay, but there are dozens outside! Fish & Farm offers a menu of organic produce and all sustainably farmed fish and organic meats, while Osha Thai Embarcadero is the place to be to fulfill those Thai cravings.

Close up photo of fish in a tank with rocks behind them at Steinhart Aquarium in Golden Gate Park in San Francisco, California, USA

photo credit: Casey Larsen via Facebook

Aquarium of the Bay Parking

Driving your own vehicle to the Aquarium of the Bay? No worries–there are tons of parking spaces available! Public parking facilities are available at Pier 35 or across from the main entrance at the Pier 39 garage. The garage is open 24 hours a day, 7 days a week. Please note that Aquarium of the Bay does not validate parking, but many PIER 39 restaurants do.

The aquarium of the Bay is located at PIER 39 The Embarcadero &, Beach St, San Francisco, CA 94133, United States.

The Aquarium of the Bay hours is 11 AM to 6 PM, 7 days a week.

Aquarium of the Bay Reviews

Want to find out what other readers think of Aquarium of the Bay? Check out the most recent Aquarium of the Bay reviews.

What are you waiting for? Secure Aquarium of the Bay tickets right away on Tripster! Discover thousands of marine creatures living in Northern California, learn about each creature and their natural habitats, or you can also be a scuba diver for a day and swim with the most colorful animals in San Francisco Bay.

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