Pacific Tide Pool

Learning with unique creatures.
**Hand sanitizer is deadly to marine animals. The Pacific Tide Pool will be closed until further notice to ensure the health of our animals.**

Tide Pool Facts

Shallow pools of seawater found in tidal regions on the coast, tide pools are some of the harshest environments you’ll find in the natural world. Located along the seashore, tide pools are home to many unique invertebrates that can survive the ever-changing conditions. Our Pacific Tide Pool features animals that are found along the coast from southern California to Alaska. Discover more about these fascinating invertebrates and enjoy your hands-on experience.


There are over 200 known species of sea urchins.


Sea anemones mostly dwell in warm coastal waters.


Starfish or Sea Stars can regenerate their arms.


There are more than 1,000 species of sea anemones.

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Stingray Habitat

You can create your own unique connection with an ancient species at the Stingray Habitat in the Aquarium.
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The Aquarium at the Butterfly House & Aquarium displays hundreds of different species of fishes and corals in over 10,000 gallons of aquariums.