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."
Celebrate ocean conservation and Latin American cultural traditions at our annual Fiesta del Mar event, October 18! The day includes live music, cultural dance, bilingual feeding shows, crafts for kids and more. Included with Aquarium admission; children 12 and under admitted free.
Born in February, Ohlone—pronounced "O-low-knee"—just moved from behind the scenes to our Splash Zone exhibit! You can spot him by his all-gray juvenile coat and the diamond of four spots on his chest.
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.