The Aquarium is currently open to the public. In response to COVID-19, we’ve made some essential changes to ensure a safe and enjoyable experience for all.
From Cliffs to Corals
Start your journey at the rocky home of playful puffins and black guillemots before coming face to face with residents of a kelp forest and the colorful fishes of a Pacific coral reef.
Pacific Coral Reef Livestream
Puffins vs. Penguins
Many guests mistaken our puffins for penguins, and while there are some similarities between these black-and-white sea birds, there are a lot of differences too. All four species of puffin are found in the Northern Hemisphere, while many of the 17 species of penguin live south of the equator. There’s size to consider, too—penguins are larger than puffins. Another key difference is their ability to fly. You probably know that penguins can’t fly, but did you know that puffins can? Both birds are expert swimmers.
Featured Animals From Sea Birds to Sharks to Sea Stars
Learn more about the residents of North Atlantic to the Pacific.