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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."

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Join Us for Día del Niño

Celebrate children and families at our annual Día del Niño event on Sunday, April 30. Enjoy live Latin music performances, crafts, special bilingual programming and more. Free with Aquarium admission!

Spot Our Youngest Penguin, Amigo!

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.

¡Viva Baja! Life on the Edge Now Open

It's a land and sea adventure starring rainbow-colored fishes, round-bellied iguanas and other amazing animals from Baja's desert, mangrove forests and coral reefs. Get a glimpse of Baja, by way of Monterey!

View Our Splash Zone & Penguins Curriculum

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