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Daily Schedule at the Aquarium

Current Operating Hours

Monday-Friday: 9am-3pm, Saturday & Sunday: 9am-5pm

*Last admission sold 30 minutes before closing.

Please note: From 11/28 through 12/24, the Aquarium will close at 3pm on weekdays. There will be no 3pm Species Spotlight, 3:30pm Sea Lion Presentation, or 4pm “Meet the Expert” talks Monday through Friday during this period of reduced hours.

Penguin Presentations
10am & 2pm Daily

Stop by our colony of Humboldt penguins and learn more about these flightless birds. Join one of our educators to learn more about their unique personalities, husbandry care at the Aquarium, and conservation efforts to protect penguin populations in the wild.

Sea Lion Shows
11am, 1pm, & 3:30pm Daily

Embark on a special look at an amazing species, the California sea lion. Our trainers share the success stories of our rescued marine mammals as well as insight on this incredible species. This unique presentation demonstrates our true commitment for our beautiful family of marine mammals.

Rescue Harbor Seal Presentations
11:30am & 2:30pm

Join us outside at Rescue Harbor to meet our rescued seals! There are two species of seals at the Aquarium – grey seals and harbor seals – and they all have unique rescue stories. Watch as they work with trainers through various behaviors and husbandry activities and learn about the challenges their counterparts face in the wild.

Meet the Expert at the Discovery Cart
12pm & 4pm Daily

Join an educator to get an in-depth look at an animal or topic affecting one of our animals! You’ll interact with biofacts like bones, teeth, fur and more. The topic and location of this presentation changes daily!

NEW! Featured Feeding
1:30pm Daily

It’s lunchtime for one of our aquarium animals and you are invited! Join us to learn about the techniques aquarists use to tailor diets and feedings to provide food in the best way for each animal.

NEW! Species Spotlight
3pm Monday-Friday

Spend time with an Aquarium educator to learn more about amazing creatures living in aquatic environments. From sharks and turtles to the lesser-known urchins and snails, each day is different as the educator chooses which to highlight with a variety of artifacts. You will leave with a better understanding of how life can survive in a watery world.

M&T Bank Shark & Ray Bay Touch Pool
Open during operating hours except during animal rest times

Experience a hands-on interaction with sharks, stingrays, and various marine invertebrates!