Pier 39 Aquarium of the Bay now available for virtual tours and experiences

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Pier 39's Aquarium of the Bay is forced to close again following the stay-at-home order that started Dec. 6, so they decided to feature some online experiences.



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We had George Jacob, president of the aquarium, join us on air to highlight what's new for the public.

The new programs include virtual tours, Facebook live streams, behind-the-scenes tours, and e-learning modules for kids. Those are available here.



They also now have marine-themed masks for sale here.

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The aquarium is depending upon the generosity of their community in their continued efforts to care for their 24,000 animals. A donation would help them stay afloat during this next wave of the pandemic. You can help them through their website, here.

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