Our energetic and inquisitive African penguins are visitor favorites.
We feed the African penguins in our Splash Zone exhibit multiple times a day, sometimes by hand to make sure they get their daily vitamin, and sometimes by tossing food into the water to stimulate foraging behavior. Watch for underwater acrobatics as the penguins dart and dive to catch their fish.
How does a skate settle down for the evening? Do sharks get shuteye once the Aquarium closes? Find out with a sleepover! After fun activities and a bedtime snack, snuggle in next to your favorite exhibit, then wake up to a continental breakfast.
Bixby, the penguin chick that hatched at the Aquarium on July 7, has learned to swim and now rejoins the rest of the penguin colony on exhibit in Splash Zone. You can spot her—and fellow chicks Monty and Poppy—by their sleek and silver juvenile plumage.
The Aquarium's curator of birds journeyed to South Africa to help rescue and rehabilitate endangered African penguins in their native habitat. Though she's worked with our Splash Zone colony for over a decade, this was the first time she'd seen our penguins' wild kin.
Our standards-based curriculum has been developed to provide educators with easy-to-use, Aquarium-centered science activities for the classroom.