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Watch our aviary cam carefully—you never know who'll stroll by.

Marvel at the long legs of our black-necked stilt or spot the tiny western snowy plovers that blend into the sand.

Look for leg bands on our birds, which help us identify them. Each bird has its own history—most came here injured and can't live in the wild.

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Podcast: Kids' Q&A

Kids ask the darndest things! Hear how we tackle tough questions from some second-grade students about marine mammals in our latest podcast.

Our Otherworldly Bigfin Reef Squid

Our juvenile bigfin reef squid may look like visitors from another planet, but they're actually raised here at the Aquarium behind the scenes. The squid are barely a quarter-inch long when they hatch, but can grow to more than a foot. See them now in Tentacles!

Saving Snowy Plovers

The Aquarium works hard to make a difference in the threatened western snowy plover population. As one of the main rehabilitation sites for shorebirds in northern California, we rescue injured adults, injured chicks and abandoned eggs.

Take a Virtual Tour of Our Aviary

Want a preview of our Aviary and other exhibits? Now you can get one with Google Maps Street View. With just a few clicks you can go on a virtual Aquarium visit and stroll inside through our exhibit galleries or outside on our decks—all from the comfort of your computer.

View Our Sandy Shore & Aviary Curriculum

Our standards-based curriculum has been developed to provide educators with easy-to-use, Aquarium-centered science activities for the classroom.