Our energetic and inquisitive African blackfooted penguins are visitor favorites.
Watch carefully and you might even see them 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."
You can now enjoy the beautiful sea nettles in our Open Sea exhibit wherever you are! Our new live Jelly Cam gives you an intimate view of these delicate drifters as they pulse through the water. Prepare to be mesmerized.
Did you know that the giant clam is the largest clam in the world? It can weigh as much as 440 pounds, grow up to four feet, and live to be 100 years old or more. Ours was put on display in 2007, when it was a mere eight inches. Now it's grown to 2.5 feet!
Explore a dozen live exhibits of octopuses and their kin, including the world's largest octopus and the world's smallest squid, in our special exhibition, Tentacles: The Astounding Lives of Octopuses, Squid and Cuttlefishes. You won't believe your eyes.
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.
Our standards-based curriculum has been developed to provide educators with easy-to-use, Aquarium-centered science activities for the classroom.