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

4.6 out of 5
56 Ratings
56 Ratings
Frosty1324 ,

It’s great!

I love watching the penguins🐧

4PenguinLife ,


Downloaded this app on all devices. Finally Penguins in our pockets! 4 the love of penguins 🐧❤️

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.


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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