55 Music Concourse Dr.
Golden Gate Park
San Francisco CA
Regular Hours:


9:30 am – 5:00 pm


11:00 am – 5:00 pm
Members' Hours:


8:30 – 9:30 am


10:00 – 11:00 am

Please note: The Academy will be closing at 3:00 pm on 10/24 (final entry at 2:00 pm). We apologize for any inconvenience.

Parking and traffic in Golden Gate Park will be congested the weekend of Oct. 3–5. Save $3 on Academy admission when you take public transportation.

Live Penguin Cams 

October 17, 2008

Species Survival Plan

The Academy is a member of the African penguin Species Survival Plan (SSP).  We are one of 45 institutions that participate in this important population management program.  All institutions work together in order to maintain the most diverse gene pool possible.  This allows the participating members to transfer penguins around North America.  The Academy has reared many chicks that have been sent to mature and breed at other facilities.  This is Domino at the age of 29 days, he will eventually be a part of this important breeding program, hopefully contributing his genes to many chicks of his own.-Pamela Schaller

Filed under: CAS Penguin Colony — Penguins @ 7:50 am


  1. so cute!!!

    Comment by violet — October 17, 2008 @ 3:45 pm

  2. I love penguins! They are so cute! I love the penguin cam, it’s so awesome to watch them swim around, especially when you are feeding them. Thank you guys so much for everything you do!

    Comment by Mia — October 18, 2008 @ 5:27 pm

  3. Are those 2 juvenile penguins that are often together on Pam’s cam a couple?

    Thanks again for all you do and for allowing us to be a part of it!

    Comment by Karen Adams — October 23, 2008 @ 2:36 pm

  4. Please introduce the two ladies that come to feed the penguins every day. Do they blog?

    Comment by Mary — October 24, 2008 @ 10:35 am

  5. Domino is so cute I can’t waite to come and see him. I am coming to vist the center soon. age 5

    Comment by Destiny Real — October 25, 2008 @ 8:11 am

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