Aquarium of the Bay is a nonprofit nature center that works to inspire conservation of the San Francisco Bay and its watershed, from the Sierras to the sea. We work in close partnership with The Bay Institute, a highly respected leader in "Whole River" advocacy, shaping policy to restore maximum health to the freshwater and estuary systems that the economy and health of our region depend upon. Our passion and our work have broad impact that touches upon every major challenge facing our global environment.
With a dual focus on education and entertainment, it is the only aquarium dedicated to the diverse marine life and distinctive ecosystems of the Bay and neighboring waters. Aquarium of the Bay boasts boasts crystal clearn tunnel exhibits, holding 700,000 gallons of carefully maintained Bay water that sustains approximately 20,000 species, from octopuses to eight foot native sharks. Our exhibitions explore the major challenges to our local environments, as well as those with a global impact: climate change, habitat loss, and unsustainable harvest.
We show our green commitment through initiatives including:
- Serving as a founding partner of the San Francisco Seafood Watch Alliance and working with Bay Area restaurants to increase their seafood sustainability.
- Following the Seafood Watch sustainable seafood choices for our seafood purchasing.
- Use of hands-free motion sensors in our public restrooms.
- Using Green Cleaners for our housekeeping supplies.
- Printing marketing materials with soy ink on 50% PCW paper.
- Providing staff training at least twice per year on how to be more green