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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.

Don't Miss

Tufted Puffin Wardrobe Change!

These birds now have their summer breeding plumage, which includes orange bill plates and feet, a white eye "mask" and, of course, golden "tufts" of feathers on the head. Visit our Open Sea wing to see their new look!

¡Viva Baja! Life on the Edge Now Open

It's a land and sea adventure starring rainbow-colored fishes, round-bellied iguanas and other amazing animals from Baja's desert, mangrove forests and coral reefs. Get a glimpse of Baja, by way of Monterey!

Share the Love with an Aquarium Gift Card

Give your friends and family an Aquarium experience they'll never forget! Our gift cards can be used for admission tickets, tours and activities, membership, the Gift & Bookstore, and the Monterey Bay Aquarium Restaurant and Cafe. Gift cards are available for purchase at the Aquarium, or by calling (866) 963-9645 Monday through Friday.

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.