Our energetic and inquisitive African penguins are visitor favorites.
Watch carefully and you might even see the African penguins in our Splash Zone exhibit communicating with each other. When penguins flap their wings or bow their heads, they're telling each other how they feel. Throwing their heads back and wings out means "I'm happy." Leaning forward and opening their beaks means "Go away."
African penguins are critically endangered. Now, you have a chance to help provide nest boxes and give wild penguins a better chance to breed successfully—and maybe take home art created by one of the birds in our care.
Our African penguins waddled in support of the power of science to protect our shared ocean during Earth Day 2017's global "March for Science" movement.
How can you distinguish the youngest member of our African penguin colony from the rest? He's still sporting his juvenile coat! To find Amigo, look for the one penguin with a gray head in the crowd of dapper black-and-white birds.
Our standards-based curriculum has been developed to provide educators with easy-to-use, Aquarium-centered science activities for the classroom.