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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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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.

Behold Our South American Sea Nettles

Art? Ocean animals? Or both? Check out our amazing South American sea nettles we recently put on display in The Jellies Experience. We grew them behind the scenes from tiny ephyrae (babies), and are the first aquarium ever to display them!

Save on Aquarium Tickets with CityPASS

Are you visiting the Aquarium and also touring the San Francisco area? Purchase a San Francisco CityPASS ticket booklet and save on Aquarium admission, plus four more top Bay Area attractions. 

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.