Science Bites

Take a bite out of science and discover Bay predators at Aquarium of the Bay. Find out what’s on the menu as we explore some of the Bay’s most fascinating predators. From keen river otters, to clever octopuses, and awe-inspiring sharks, these predators are a force to be reckoned with.

From March 24 – April 8, become a scientist with hands-on science experiments and activities, all while learning about what it takes to be a predator.

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Sharks, March 24 – March 29

Sharks rule the water and command the food web. Find out how sharks hunt, what they like to eat, and how we learn about them with activities like Shark Tagging, Jaw-some Animal Feedings, and Jurassic Shark.

Shark Lab Activities:

Dates: March 24 – March 29

  • 11:15am – Shark Eggs
  • 12:15pm  – Shark Bites
  • 1:15pm – Shark Wranglers
  • 2:30pm – Jurassic Shark
  • 3:15pm – Shark Eggs
  • 4:15pm – Shark Bites

*Times subject to change

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Octopus, March 30 – April 3

This predator has brains and brawn! Learn about one of the most intelligent and fascinating inhabitants of our local waters, the octopus. While not a top predator, this meso-predator plays a big role in the food web. Join the naturalist-led octopus talks, special presentations, and hands-on activities like daily squid dissections in the Bay Lab.

Ink Lab Activities:

Dates: March 30 – April 3

  • 11:15am – Octopus Block Printing
  • 12:15pm – Squid Dissection
  • 1:30pm – An Adaptable Octopus
  • 2:15pm – Octopus Block Printing
  • 3:15pm – Squid Dissection
  • 4:15pm – An Adaptable Octopus

*Times subject to change

Octopus Talk/Enrichment daily at 1pm in the Octopus Exhibit from March 30 – April 3

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River Otters, April 4 – April 8

River otters may look cute and cuddly, but don’t let their furry exterior fool you. Learn more about their keen hunting skills and adaptations that let them rule the rivers through otter-ly fantastic activities, like a chance to make your own watershed or dress like an otter.

Otter Week Activities:

Dates: April 4 – April 8

  • 11:15am – Build an Otter Home
  • 12:15pm – An Adaptable Otter
  • 1:15pm – What’s For Lunch?
  • 2:15pm – Otter Water
  • 3:15pm – Build an Otter Home
  • 4:15pm – An Adaptable Otter

*Times subject to change

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