Octopuses, unlike Octo-Moms, prefer to live outside of the spotlight. They are reclusive creatures who prefer dark caves, rock formations, and when they are small enough, sometimes even clam shells. But just because these eight-limbed cephalopods wish to stay in the dark doesn’t mean you also have to. Biologists are here to spill the ink on this fascinating aquatic creature during Octopalooza. The Aquarium of the Bay hosts daily octo talks, dissections, and octopus enrichment activities during its weeklong affair. In addition, Octopalooza promises extra-curricular events like a special Bad Movie Night screening of Mega Shark vs. Giant Octopus (Feb. 20), up close and personal interactions with the Aquarium’s own giant Pacific octopus, and a Humboldt squid dissection led by Squid4Kids (Feb. 23).
Feb. 15-23, 10 a.m., 2013