river otter swimming

Aquarium at Home

Fun activities and resources for an at-home Aquarium experience, anytime!

While everyone is doing their part to stay home and stay well, we wanted to provide you with some content you can enjoy with your "fins" and family.

Penguins, Otters and Sharks - LIVE!

penguin colony on webcam view

Check in on the critters at River Otter FallsPenguins’ Rock and the Secret Reef.

While watching the Secret Reef camera, you can “gameify” the experience together by counting sharks as they pass by or using our Secret Reef Dichotomous Key.  

Can you Build Your Own Dichotomous Key for Penguins’ Rock?

Aquarium Printables

turtle activity sheet

Download some printable activities about Aquarium animals created in collaboration with our Education department:

Turtles
Brook Trout
Salamanders

Coloring sheet featuring three turtles

NEW! Need an art project for kids (or adults)? Get creative with these new turtle coloring pages based on real art found inside the Aquarium! 

 

Ask the Aquarium Video Series

"How do chameleons change their color?" "Why don't anemones sting clownfish?" "What is a turtle's shell made of?"

We've taken some of our most common visitor questions and answered them in our Ask The Aquarium video series. Watch our playlist on YouTube now!

IMAX at Home

film still of diver with Humpback Whale

We’ll be ready to welcome you back to the IMAX 3D Theater when conditions improve. Until then, our friends at MacGillivray Freeman Films have opened up a portion of their film library for you to experience at home. Most of these amazing films come with educational guides for additional fun and learning.

America's Musical Journey
A cross-country journey celebrating the unique diversity of America's musical heritage.
Available for streaming on: YouTube (free) (as well as Apple TV and GoUSA TV via Roku).  

An educator guide is also available. 

 

Dream Big 
This inspiring celebration of innovations big and small and the amazing engineers behind them will change how you think about engineering. 

Available for streaming on: Vimeo on Demand

An educator guide and educational videos are also available.  

 

Humpback Whales
A journey into the mysterious world of one of nature’s most awe-inspiring marine mammals.

Available for streaming on: Vimeo on Demand

An educator guide and educational videos are also available.   

 

National Parks Adventure
The ultimate off-trail adventure into the nation’s untamed wilderness in places like Yosemite, Yellowstone, Grand Canyon and many more.

Available for streaming on: Vimeo on Demand

An educator guide and educational videos are also available. 

 

See More Films


Backyard Birdwatching

yellow bird sitting at bird feederLooking for outdoor activities you can do close to home? Try birdwatching in your own backyard! Get tips from this recent CityScope article featuring the Aquarium's resident wild bird expert, Kevin Calhoon. Find even more information from the Cornell Lab of Ornithology’s website which includes the Macaulay Library, a wildlife media library with more than 17 million photos, sounds, and videos from around the world.