Down the Hatch! Watch Our Little Penguin Chick Eat a Big Fish
Gulp! How’s our African blackfooted penguin chick doing behind the scenes? Well, it now has a name (Rey, for “Monterey”), is comfortable being hand-fed, and weighs a portly 3.4 pounds! The youngster was born at the Aquarium June 4, and will go back on exhibit with its parents, Karoo and Messina, after a few months.
Have you entered our #MBATentacles sweeps yet? Your submissions so far are crazy, creepy, cute, cuddly and just plain cool! Submit yours today via Twitter or Instagram and you could win.
A beautiful blueprint? This #ThrowbackThursday concept drawing was sketched by Gene Takeshita in the 1970s—well before we opened in 1984. Some exhibits remain while others disappeared in development. Can you find your faves?
Love to ride? Meet the folks from Bureo Skateboards at Evenings by the Bay July 12! The company makes cool-looking boards from recycled fishing nets, helping fight plastic pollution and promoting healthy oceans. See their presentations at 6 and 7 pm!
Did you enjoy “Saving Otter 501” on PBS Nature last night? You can help our efforts to save the threatened southern sea otter and other ocean animals!
Learn more about all our conservation efforts
Have you entered our sweeps? These captivating cephalopod creations may inspire you! Share your love of #MBATentacles with photos, art and impressions and you could win.
Visiting the Aquarium this summer? You’re likely to meet some of our Teen Conservation Leaders. As TCLs, students develop important job and life skills, build self-confidence and earn community service hours. You can’t miss their enthusiasm for our oceans!
Learn more about our teen programs