Watch our Aviary Cam VERY carefully—you never know who'll stroll by.
Look for leg bands on our birds, which help us identify them in our Aviary. Each bird has its own history—most came here injured and can't live in the wild.
The newest addition to our Aviary is a rescued black-bellied plover. Why is its belly white? Stay tuned—the species is named for its striking black-and-white breeding plumage.
Want a preview of our Aviary and other exhibits? Now you can get one with Google Maps Street View. With just a few clicks you can go on a virtual Aquarium visit and stroll inside through our exhibit galleries or outside on our decks—all from the comfort of your computer.
The Aquarium works hard to make a difference in the threatened western snowy plover population. As one of the main rehabilitation sites for shorebirds in northern California, we rescue injured adults, injured chicks and abandoned eggs.
Our standards-based curriculum has been developed to provide educators with easy-to-use, Aquarium-centered science activities for the classroom.