Please note: We are temporarily playing a pre-recorded video from our shark lagoon while our webcam undergoes routine maintenance. We will have the live feed back up and running as soon as possible. 

Protect the Sharks

Tens of millions of sharks are killed each year, solely for their fins. Sharks are the regulators of healthy marine ecosystems. Protecting the population of large, open-ocean sharks keeps the high seas healthy. Read about Sea Stewards, an Academy scientist affiliated, non-profit organization dedicated to raising awareness on shark conservation.

Academy scientists and others explain the severity of shark-finning and what is being done to fight back. Watch the video on

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Scheduled Feedings

Scheduled Feedings

Meet the biologists of the Steinhart Aquarium who care for the sharks and rays and discover some of the facts behind the fiction. Every Tuesday and Thursday at 1:30 pm PDT at the Reef Lagoon.

Live Penguin Cams!

Live Penguin Cams!

Thousands of miles away? Middle of the night? Long day at work? Never fear—our live penguin cams are here for you, streaming waddles, splashes, and preens 24-7. 

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Technical Difficulties?

Our live webcams are installed in very wet and salty environments, and with animals that can get rambunctious at times. If you notice anything that doesn’t seem quite right with any of our webcams, please let us know by sending an email to