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."
For those of you missing The Secret Lives of Seahorses special exhibition, which closed last fall, we're happy to report that we recently opened a new, permanent exhibit devoted to seahorses in Splash Zone! Come take a look at these fascinating fishes.
Not only does the "electric flame" or "disco" scallop have cool names, it's also quite striking! This clam generates light by unfurling its reflective mantle. Scientists believe this is to lure prey, or perhaps serve as a warning to predators.
We've partnered with RedRover, a mobile app that helps on-the-go parents find the best activities in their area to do with their kids. It's one more way for you to find Aquarium events and plan your visit, whether you're organizing a children's play date or grown-up date night.
Our standards-based curriculum has been developed to provide educators with easy-to-use, Aquarium-centered science activities for the classroom.