Warning: Cute alert! Pocket Penguins, streaming in real-time from the California Academy of Sciences, provides an intimate view into our live African penguin exhibit. Watch the birds swim, dive, flirt, nest and relax from any one of three live webcams. Listen in as Academy biologists answer questions from visitors during meal time, daily at 10:30am and 3:00pm PST.

The Academy's penguins are part of the American Zoo and Aquarium Association's Species Survival Program, aimed at conserving this species in the wild. African penguins (Spheniscus demersus) live off the coast of South Africa and Namibia. In 2010, the International Union for Conservation of Nature classified the species as endangered, or at very high risk of extinction in the wild.

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What’s New

Version 3.10

Optimizations for new iPhones

Ratings and Reviews

4.5 out of 5
59 Ratings
59 Ratings
johnbayesa ,

Fantastic idea

What a great idea. I love this app.
I do wish I could see a bit more of the water so we could catch a glimpse of some swimming penguins.
Edit: I just realize you can tap the screen for underwater view. I wish I could give 6 stars.

The Faj ,


Great job. Love the Apple TV app too.
Small suggestion would be push notifications when the feedings are about to begin. If it’s the same time everyday, they could just be local timed reminder notifications. Cheers! 🐧❤️

Fyrjdffjfjffjfjsmsk ,

Cut out camera

Rlly nice app and so cool to watch the penguins!!!...but😫 the camera cuts out randomly, so some days you can't even see ANYTHING I was gonna donate and feed the penguins, but if the camera constantly cuts out then why should I believe this is a legit organization. The penguins are worth it, but this so called "California institute of sciences" might not be...😡😤 JUST LET US SEE THE PENGUINS LIKE THE APP IS MEANT!


California Academy of Sciences
298.8 MB
Requires iOS 9.0 or later. Compatible with iPhone, iPad, and iPod touch. Apple TV.
Age Rating
Rated 4+
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