Aquarium of the Bay doesn’t make it into my top five favorite aquariums, mostly because of the hands on exhibit. Little kids touching the sea cucumbers and anemones and screaming and the workers didn’t know much about the animals they were caring for. The building was a little dingy and smelled like cleaning supplies.
I didn’t learn a lot at the Aquarium of the Bay. It was more of a place for kids and was definitely lite on knowledge. I’d recommend the California Academy of Sciences.