Aquarium of the Bay on Fisherman's Wharf: More Than 20,000 Fascinating Marine Animals
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The Aquarium of the Bay presents San Francisco Magic Show, a hilarious, family-friendly show starring top Bay Area magician Timothy Noonan. Noonan began his magical career in 1988, and has performed everywhere from New York to Japan. He's best known for his close-up illusion show Wizard's Secrets, which ran at the Las Vegas MGM Grand Hotel for more than 3,000 performances. Noonan's one hour and 15-minute show blends sleight of hand with illusions and comedy to create a truly magical experience. Learn More
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This was a small aquarium, but, it was really cool walking underneath and you were able to see the fish and sharks swimming on the sides of you and above you. They also had a place where you could actually touch the sharks as well, very friendly atmosphere that is great for all ages. Worth it to go and check it out, especially at the Goldstar price!!!!
Aquarium of the Bay’s newest exhibit, Otters: Watershed Ambassadors opened on Friday, June 28, 2013 on San Francisco’s renowned waterfront. Featuring playful North American river otters, this new permanent exhibit will educate guests about the importance of the health and conservation of our natural resources.
“We are thrilled to share this amazing new exhibit with our guests,” says John Frawley, President and CEO of Aquarium of the Bay and The Bay Institute. “The protection and conservation of the watershed is crucial, and this new exhibit gives us the perfect opportunity to engage our guests and share this message with them.”
River otters were chosen as the ambassador species for this conservation issue because they depend on healthy watersheds to survive. River otters live throughout California, and they are an important indicator for the health of the waterways that feed into San Francisco Bay. By providing the opportunity for Aquarium of the Bay’s guests—including the 16,000 school children that visit for free each year—to connect with river otters, Aquarium of the Bay is creating a connection between its visitors, the river otters and the a healthy watershed.
Designed in part by award-winning San Francisco architectural firm EHDD, the new exhibit showcases the river otters in a creative water and land habitat, surrounded by sweeping views of the San Francisco Bay. The modern exhibit includes freshwater pools of varying depths stocked with minnows and crayfish, plenty of dry land, and dig pits for the otters to enjoy. Live plants can be found throughout the exhibit as well as a six-foot tall living wall—a unique element in this $1.3 million expansion.
The new exhibit features three North American river otters—Shasta, Tubbs and Wildcat—each named after local watershed destinations. All three river otters receive state-of-the-art animal care by the Aquarium’s excellent staff and are fed a variety of restaurant quality fish, shellfish, vegetables and specially formulated vitamins. The animal care staff also leads an extensive program of behavioral enrichment, including toys to play with, logs and branches to climb and hammocks to rest in.
Otters: Watershed Ambassadors is the first part in a multi-million dollar, two-phase expansion plan for Aquarium of the Bay. Phase two will include new state-of-the-art classrooms, or “Watershed Discovery Labs,” that will allow Aquarium of the Bay to expand and enhance its educational programs. Phase two will also feature a rotating exhibit space housing exhibits that will address critical conservation issues such as Marine Protected Areas (MPAs), marine debris and sustainable seafood. Phase two is expected to take effect in summer 2014.
About the Ticket Supplier: Aquarium of the Bay
Aquarium of the Bay is a unique nature center dedicated to creating experiences that inspire conservation of the San Francisco Bay and all marine environments. It is the only aquarium focused specifically on the rich and diverse aquatic life and distinctive ecosystems of the Bay its surrounding waters.