S.F. Bay Area — California
Aquarium of the Bay
"Touch the Bay"
— PG&E Bay Lab
— Land-Dwelling Animals
— Touch Pools
"Touch the Bay"
PG&E Bay Lab & Land Animals
The Aquarium of the Bay's largest
new interactive climate change exhibit (sponsored by Pacific
Gas and Electric Company) features a variety of local and exotic
Animals — some
of which can be touched (see info and pictures on
right of page).
Enjoy animal interactions, hands-on science experiments
and special presentations. Special computer kiosk stations enable
visitors to learn more about climate change issues, calculate
their carbon footprint and even send special e-cards to friends
Always a favorite with aquarium visitors, the "Touch the Bay"
exhibit space has two Touch Pools where visitors can touch
marine animals — Leopard
Sharks, Skate, Bat Rays, Guitar Fish — and more Giant-Colored Starfish
than we could count! We saw our first-ever Sunflower Starfish
Great for Kids!
Kids will love visiting the Aquarium of the Bay — it's fun,
interactive and educational... and will keep them occupied for hours.
During a recent visit to the aquarium's PG&E Lab, we got to
see a demo of these amazing little solar-powered vehicles — the
tiny things run on light. What a FUN toy! Where can we buy one...
Behind the Scenes Tours
Treat your kids to a fun — and educational — Behind
the Scenes Tour of the Aquarium of the Bay.
More Info on Behind the
You Can Touch
Visitors to the PG&E Bay Lab can touch
the Blue-Tongued Skink (pictured below),
African Pygmy Hedgehog, Chinchilla, California King Snake
and Western Pond Turtle.
Land animals NOT-to-be-touched include the Pink-Toed Tarantulas
— no surprise there!
Other Land Animals NOT-to-be-touched include
Pacific Tree Frogs, Cherry-Head Red Legged Tortoise, Sunburst
Western Toad, Banana Slug — and Honey Bees (pictured below).
CityPass includes Aquarium Admission.
Buy San Francisco CityPass and other Sightseeing
Tickets & Passes
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Aquarium of the Bay page
- Moon Jellies
and Brown Sea Nettles
Land Animals & Touch Pools
Behind the Scenes
of the Bay pictures
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