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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."

Don't Miss

Coming in Like a Lion(fish)

March is supposed to come in like a lion and go out like a lamb as stormy winter weather gives way to a milder spring. Now April is coming in like a lion, too—with the latest addition to our Splash Zone galleries. The new arrival—the captivating and beautiful lionfish—isn’t just another pretty face. It’s an infamous fish that carries an important conservation message.

We've Added Seahorses to Splash Zone!

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. 

Find Us on RedRover

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. 

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.