Aquarium of the Bay

Jellyfish Aquarium of the Bay San Francisco

Aquarium of the Bay Discount Tickets: 6 Ways to Save.

If you’re looking for Aquarium Of The Bay discount tickets, here are the best deals from several different trusted sources, including a way to get up to 60 percent off. Skip down for the top six ways to save in 2015.

SF Aquarium of the Bay OtterOur recent visit to San Francisco’s Aquarium of the Bay reminded us how much fun this place is for all ages. From walking through the tunnel of fish and jellyfish areas, to watching the otters play up close, to touching the squishy slimy sea life at the hands on exhibits, this popular local attraction has a little bit of everything without seeming overwhelming.

Aquarium Bay ExhibitWhat we like best of all is that Aquarium of the Bay is located in a great section of town, right on the Embarcadero. After a visit to the aquarium you can saving time to enjoy some of San Francisco’s most popular sites, all within walking distance. Pier 39, Fisherman’s Wharf, the Ferry Building (great lunch spot), the Sea Lions, and more are all right there.

San Francisco’s Aquarium of the Bay is one of the most popular attractions in the Bay area all year long, and it’s a great place to spend a few hours with friends and family, rain or shine. Even better, you can save on admission with one of the deals rounded up at the bottom of this page.

Aquarium of the BayThe deals for this attraction come and go, and currently the best discount is for 50 percent off (see below).  If the deal you want sells out, check one of the others. There’s also a Bay Area locals discount, but all of these other deals offer a better price. Your tickets are valid for general admission, with access to all the amazing marine eco-systems. Aquarium of the Bay recently added the 270-seat theater called the Bay Theater. (Theater tickets cost an extra $8 at the Aquarium).

Get up close and personal with more than 20,000 local marine animals … Your visit to the Aquarium will bring you face-to-face with the Bay’s amazing marine animals — from regal Sevengill Sharks and the Giant Pacific Octopus, to graceful jellies and colorful sea stars. The new Bay Lab features land animals as ambassadors for protecting their habitats. –Aquarium Of The Bay

How to Save on Aquarium of the Bay Tickets

The deals below are all from different ticket sources we trust. Follow the blue links to find out more and to get tickets.

Aquarium of the Bay starfish

DEAL 1: Aquarium Of The Bay Discount Tickets — Get $5 Off. This offer from our travel pages is easy — just print and go any day you choose, now through March 2016. You don’t need to select your day in advance, so if you change your mind, you can go later. Print and Go tickets.

  • Adults $17 (reg. $21.95)
  • Child/Senior $9 (reg. $12.95)

DEAL 2: {Best Price + Coupon Code} Aquarium Of The Bay Discount Tickets — Get 27% Off ($6 Off). Use coupon code SFAQ1 (ending with a one not the letter I) at checkout. No fees added. NOTE: If you’re on a mobile phone this page may not be available yet (but the other deals are). You can print your tickets and use them now or any day you want up to six months from date of purchase. NOTE: The only reason this is only #2 is that it can be difficult to access the page on a cell phone.

  • Adult $16 (reg. $22) — that’s $5 off + an extra $1 off with the code.
  • Child (3-11) Senior (65 over) $9 (reg. $13) — That’s $3 off + an extra $1 off with the code.

Aquarium of the Bay TortoiseFOUR MORE WAYS TO SAVE: Combo passes and cards are best when you’re planning to visit more than one attraction during a short period of time, like when you’re on vacation.

DEAL 3: {Editor’s Pick} Go Select San Francisco Card — This custom discount card is best for locals because you can choose as few as two attractions (or as many as you want from a list of 27) and you’re guaranteed to save at least 20 percent. You also have 30 days (from first use) to use it. So, for example, you can choose just the Aquarium of the Bay and Exploratorium, or the Aquarium and California Academy of Sciences, you’ll save 20% or more on both.

DEAL 4Go San Francisco Card — For the real tourist experience, check this one out. The Go City cards are provided by Smart Destinations, the same company and the Go Select Card. For this one you’ll save more but you’ll need to visit more museums and attractions from a choice of 27. Aquarium Of The Bay is a popular choice. You have 30 days to use up the card.

DEAL 5San Francisco CityPASS — This discount pass includes Aquarium of the Bay (or Monterrey Bay Aquarium) in it’s packet of top Bay Area attractions plus extras. You also get to skip the ticket line and head straight for the entrance. This is the most popular attraction pass for San Francisco visitors. You have nine days to see all the attractions, which include: California Academy of Sciences, Blue & Gold Fleet Bay CruiseExploratorium OR
De Young Museum, and a MUNI and Cable Car 7-day Passport. You have nine days to see them all.

DEAL 6: Military Discount — They don’t say what the discount is, but this page on the Aquarium website says, you can purchase tickets at a discounted rate from the following facilities: Beale Air Force Base; Defense Depot, San Joaquin; Naval Postgraduate School; Travis Air Force Base; U.S. Coast Guard, Alameda County.

Aquarium of the Bay SF MapWHERE: Aquarium of the Bay,  PIER 39, 2 Beach St, San Francisco, CA 94133. (415) 623-5300.

WHEN:  Open every day except December 25.

  • Spring: Mar 1 – May 28 — Mon-Thurs 10am – 7pm; Fri-Sun 10am-8pm
  • Summer: May 29-Sept 6 — Daily 9am-8pm
  • Fall: Sept 7-Oct 3 1– Mon-Thurs 10am -7pm; Fri-Sun 10am-8pm
  • Winter: Nov 1-Feb 28 — Mon-Thurs: 10am-6pm; Fri-Sun: 10am- pm

San Francisco Pier 39 Sea Lions

SAVVY TIPS: To make your experience more fun …

  1. When you go, check out the new Sea Lion Center operated by Aquarium of the Bay. You’l find it toward the back of PIER 39 on the upper level facing the Golden Gate Bridge.
  2. Public parking is available at Pier 35 or across from the main entrance at the Pier 39 garage. The Aquarium of the Bay doesn’t validate parking, but many Pier 39 restaurants do.
  3. Not as good as the discounts above, but if you live in one of the nine San Francisco Bay Area counties, you qualify for a small discount. You’ll need to show your driver’s license or other ID when you go. Discount will apply to all family members. Bay area counties: San Francisco, Marin, Sonoma, Napa, Solano, San Mateo, Contra Costa, Alameda and Santa Clara.
Wish You Were Here -- Join the Fun.

Subscribe Free via Email


        • says

          When we check the code it works. Please make sure you are following the right link to the appropriate website. A few people have said it doesn’t work, and it turns out they are on the wrong site. The code only works when you follow the link to the source that offers the code. I have several sources listed, so is it possible you follow one of the other links? Also, the link box is towards the end of the purchase process, and not on the first page.

          I forwarded your comment to them, just in case.

Leave a Reply

Your email address will not be published. Required fields are marked *