Tours

Get the most out of your visit by adding a tour. Our knowledgeable guides give you an insider's look that goes above, beyond and sometimes even below the surface! Hear fun stories and learn fascinating details about your favorite ocean animals.

Underwater Explorers

Family Tour

  • Ages: All ages
  • When: Weekends year-round; Daily during the summer
  • Length: 45 minutes

Do your kids dream about getting closer to ocean animals? Designed with our youngest visitors in mind, this group tour takes you behind the scenes with Aquarium naturalists. Learn more and book tickets

Feed the Fish Tour

Feed the Fish Tour

  • Ages: 6 to adult
  • When: Weekends year-round; Daily during summer
  • Length: 30 minutes

Ever wonder what thousands of sardines eat for lunch? Find out by helping us feed them! Learn more and book tickets

Feeding Frenzy Tour

Feeding Frenzy

  • Ages: 8 to adult
  • When: Most Thursdays and Sundays
  • Length: 2 hours

Our most in-depth tour starts before we open the doors to the public. You'll get a new view of the Aquarium in this behind-the-scenes adventure—and help us serve breakfast to many of our favorite fishes! Learn more and book tickets

Jellies and Open Sea Tour

Jellies and Open Sea Tour

  • Ages: 6 to adult
  • When: Daily
  • Length: 1 hour

Ever wonder what a jelly feels like? Experience it firsthand on this fun exploration of our Open Sea wing, home to our largest exhibit and special exhibitions. Our guides highlight their favorite spots—plus a few sneak peeks behind the scenes. Learn more and book tickets

Shark Tour

Shark Tour

  • Ages: 8 to adult
  • When: Most Wednesdays and Saturdays year-round; Wednesdays and Fridays during the summer
  • Length: 75 minutes

Love sharks? Join us just before we open our doors to the public and discover over a dozen species of sharks, skates and rays that call the Aquarium home! Learn more and book tickets

Visitors looking at the sea otters

Sea Otter Conservation Tour

  • Ages: 6 to adult
  • When: Daily
  • Length: 1 hour

Are sea otters your favorite animal? You aren't alone! This tour offers a close-up look at our Sea Otter Program, which has been studying and trying to save the threatened southern sea otter for more than 30 years. Learn more and book tickets

Personal Guided Tour

Personal Guided Tour

  • Ages: 6 to adult
  • When: By appointment only
  • Length: 1 hour

Have a question you've always wanted to ask about our animals and exhibits? This is your chance to get answers! Welcome to the ultimate insider's view of the Aquarium. Learn more

Behind-the-Scenes Tour

Behind-the-Scenes Tour

This tour isn't currently offered due to construction for our expanding Animal Care Center.

  • Ages: 6 to adult
  • When: Daily
  • Length: 1 hour

What does it take to run a world-class aquarium? Unlock the secrets with this special behind-the-scenes tour and follow our guides through staff-only doors. Learn more

Underwater Explorers

Underwater Explorers

  • Ages: 8–13
  • When: Summer 2019
  • Length: 90 minutes

Come dive with us! Meet amazing animals while getting a fish's-eye view of the wonders of the bay. No experience is necessary, only a sense of adventure! Learn more