Steinhart Aquarium


Steinhart Aquarium is home to 38,000 living creatures from around the globe. Steinhart Aquarium offers 900 different species on display such as African Penguins, sharks, stingrays, piranha, and much more. They also encompass these animals on exhibit in their natural habitat showcasing the critical and sustaining necessities they require. Water has a huge role on earth, thus Steinhart Aquarium works to show this through their exhibits.

One of their tanks is 25 feet in depth and holds 212,000 gallons of water. It is based on the Philippine Coral Reef and is the deepest exhibit in any aquarium. The aquarium has real coral reef and mangroves. Soft and hard coral, stingrays, blacktip reef sharks and over 2,000 reef fish make up the exhibit.

Northern California Coast Gallery is 100,000 gallons replicating the California coast with its National Marine Sanctuary. Tidepools, eels, anemones, sea stars, herring, rockfish, sardines, and urchins are all found in this tank. Water Planet Gallery shows fish, reptiles, insects, amphibians, and other invertebrates in 5,000 gallons of water. General admission is $29.95. They also have nightlife tickets for $12. Museum hours are 9:30am to 5pm Monday through Saturday. Sunday hours are 11am to 5pm. The aquarium is located at 55 Music Concourse Drive near Golden Gate Park.

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