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."
Spend summer evenings on the bay during our extended hours until 8 p.m. on Saturdays and Sundays, July 4 through September 6. See the Aquarium in a whole new light as you visit your favorite exhibits after the crowds, listen to live music and enjoy wine and sustainable bites throughout the evening.
We're proud to announce that two African blackfooted penguin chicks recently hatched at the Aquarium! Both chicks are in nests in our Splash Zone exhibit, and have been spotted a handful of times since hatching.
Our free app for iPhone and iPod touch takes advantage of Apple's new indoor positioning to make it easy for visitors to pinpoint their location and quickly navigate to the most popular exhibits, animals and amenities using a new interactive map.
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.