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Watch our Aviary Cam carefully—you never know who'll stroll by.

Marvel at the long legs of our black-necked stilt or spot the tiny western snowy plovers that blend into the sand.

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.

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Join Us for Evenings by the Bay!

See the Aquarium in a whole new light with extended summer hours until 8 p.m. on select weekend dates. Linger at your favorite exhibits after the crowds have gone, and enjoy wine, live music and sustainable bites.

Long Legs and Long Lives

Several shorebirds in our Aviary have lived three times longer than the typical life expectancy of their wild counterparts! They do so well in part because our dedicated aviculture staff take special care of their legs and feet, which are typically trouble areas for exhibit birds.

Take a Virtual Tour of Our Aviary

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.

Saving Snowy Plovers

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.

View Our Sandy Shore & Aviary Curriculum

Our standards-based curriculum has been developed to provide educators with easy-to-use, Aquarium-centered science activities for the classroom.