Our energetic and inquisitive African 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."
This three-and-a-half-month-old penguin chick hatched at the Aquarium on January 19, weighing a mere 2.5 ounces (70 g). Raised mostly behind the scenes, he's now almost 7 pounds (3 kg) and making his debut in our African penguin colony!
These colorful fish range from San Diego in southern California to Peru, although warming waters have increased sightings up along the coast of California. See them for yourself in our new special exhibition, ¡Viva Baja! Life on the Edge.
Give your friends and family an Aquarium experience they'll never forget! Our gift cards can be used for admission tickets, Aquarium Adventures tours and activities, membership, the Gift & Bookstore, Cindy's Waterfront restaurant and the Cafe. Gift cards are available for purchase at the Aquarium, or by calling (866) 963-9645 Monday through Friday.
Our standards-based curriculum has been developed to provide educators with easy-to-use, Aquarium-centered science activities for the classroom.