Welcome to Rocky Shores

Renovation update

Rocky Shores animals are taking a temporary behind-the-scenes break during some construction work on their exhibit home. Walruses Joan and Basilla and California sea lion Chinook can now be seen from above-water viewing.

The newly renovated exhibits are expected to open in early 2017.

sea lion chinook 3The Rocky Shores exhibits replicate an area of the craggy coastline near Cape Flattery, Washington. 

Rocky cliffs surround four main exhibit pools for sea lions, harbor seals, massive walruses, playful sea otters, murres and tufted puffins. You can view this exhibit above and below water, offering a closer-than-ever-before look at these marine animals.

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Enjoy daily marine mammal presentations, which offer an entertaining and educational demonstration of the natural history and abilities of Rocky Shores animals.

As part of its conservation mission, the Zoo supports the work of the Alliance of Marine Mammal Parks and Aquariums.