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Our summer hours start Saturday, just in time for the holiday weekend! We’ll be open from 9:30 am to 6 pm (9 am for members). Enjoy your visit!
The giant Pacific octopus: male or female? That’s a question we’re often asked. If you’re facing our exhibit currently, the one on the left is male, the one on the right is female. Right now, they’re hard to tell apart. But on occasion, a female will lay thousands of eggs, which look like small clusters of grapes, on the exhibit glass. Then you’ll know for sure!
California AB 521 goes before an important committee this week! Help us protect sea turtles, seabirds and sea otters by keeping plastic out of the ocean. If you live in California, won’t you take a minute to help?
Did you know that routine plumbing maintenance at the Aquarium sometimes yields interesting specimens for exhibit, like these gooseneck barnacles?
More great weather—and great events—at Cooking for Solutions. We hope you had a chance to enjoy the festivities!
What an evening for our Cooking for Solutions Gala! There are more events to come, and you can learn more here.
What’s it like to be a volunteer diver? This is as close as you can get without getting wet!
Did you know that today is Endangered Species Day, celebrating the 40th anniversary of the federal Endangered Species Act? We rescue, study and care for many endangered species at the Aquarium, in cooperation with government agencies. These include snowy plovers, sharks, sea otters, penguins, rockfish and albatross. How will you celebrate this special day?
Our puffin exhibit in the Open Sea wing was briefly closed for repair work, but it’s open again and the birds are oh-so-happy to be back. Can you tell? They’re also sporting spring plumage!
What’s the best job ever? After watching this AMAZING video, we think you’ll agree: sea otter aquarist!