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There’s no way that octopus can get out of its enclosure! Or IS there? Get a glimpse into the life of an octopus wrangler in this new video highlighting our forthcoming “Tentacles” special exhibition.
Weird, squishy, tiny, huge, secretive and generally awesome: Listen to our aquarists talk about the animals in our forthcoming special exhibition, “Tentacles, the Astounding Lives of Octopuses, Squid and Cuttlefishes”. Opens April 12!
Happy Valentine’s Day! Do you love octopuses, like our aquarists do? Turns out they may have the supreme power to love you back, since a male octopus has three hearts! Not only that, but they skip a beat when introduced to a female.
Join us in celebrating the 186th birthday of Jules Verne. Considered one of the fathers of science fiction, he’s best known for his novels Around the World in Eighty Days (1873), Journey to the Center of the Earth (1864), and our favorite, Twenty Thousand Leagues Under the Sea (1870).
Readers in Verne’s day loved his vivid portrayals of adventurers Phileas Fogg, Otto Lidenbrock and Captain Nemo, as well as his fantastical inventions — including a powered submarine and deep-sea exploration — some of which are now part of our modern world.
Twenty Thousand Leagues under the Sea inspired many ocean explorers, including William Beebe, Sir Ernest Shackleton and Robert Ballard. Jacques Cousteau called it his “shipboard bible.”
Verne’s stories are still widely appreciated today, nearly 150 years after they were first published. He is the second-most translated author in the world, between Agatha Christie and William Shakespeare.
We tip our hat to Verne and the giant octopus from Twenty Thousand Leagues Under the Sea when ”Tentacles: The Astounding Lives of Octopuses, Squid and Cuttlefishes" opens April 12.
The special exhibition includes the most diverse living collection of these cool creatures ever, plus art, literature and contemporary cultural artifacts showing how they have captured our imagination for over 4,000 years. We feature the illustration above from as well as an early edition of Twenty Thousand Leagues Under the Sea.
While we all have to wait a little to see “Tentacles,” we don’t have to wait to journey 20,000 leagues under the sea, courtesy of this Google Doodle from 2011 in honor of Verne’s birthday. Dive in!
Excited about “Tentacles”, our forthcoming special exhibition focusing octopuses, cuttlefish and kin? Take a behind-the-scenes look at the workshop of Bay Area artist Nemo Gould, who’s creating our amazing kinetic sculptures from found materials.
Are you ready for “Tentacles,” our new special exhibition opening April 12? Get a look behind the scenes in this new video.
Is there love in the air? Our beautiful pharaoh cuttlefish have been actively breeding in recent days. Eventually we’ll take the eggs behind the scenes and incubate them in our amazing cuttlefish “bubbler.”
Go behind the scenes as we construct our upcoming “Tentacles” special exhibition focusing on octopuses, cuttlefish and their kin. Part 2 of our podcast series!
Go behind the scenes as we construct our upcoming “Tentacles” special exhibition focusing on octopuses, cuttlefish and their kin, in our latest podcast!
Our crazy cuttlefish egg bubbler may have been made from household items for $2.50, but most of our animal care efforts cost a great deal more than that! How much more? Find out and help us by donating to our Fund for the Animals.