We're educating the world kids you scientists about octopuses!

OctoNation inspires wonder of the ocean by educating the world about octopuses.


Calling octopus researchers of all ages! Our education portal is packed with fun games, learning activities, and virtual field trips.


Take a deep dive into our encyclopedia to discover everything there is to know about octopuses and their cephalopod relatives.

Give back

Want to make a big splash? Support OctoNation's mission through one-time or monthly giving, sponsoring initiatives, and more!

You're gonna love our fan store!

Unlock 10% off your first OctoNation Shop purchase by registering for our e-mail newsletter!

Plus be the first to get cool octopus facts and blog updates.

What does community mean to us?

0 +
daily posts & comments

How Many Hearts Does An Octopus Have? Let’s Find Out!

If an octopus tells you their heart beats for you, make sure to ask them WHICH one! The heart is a crucial organ so is it any surprise that our octopus (eh hem alien) friends would have THREE of them! In this blog post, we are breaking down how these

Read More

‘Artist Spotlight’ Of The Week: Heather and Jeff Thompson

Howdy Nation! In today’s post, we are going to be featuring our ‘Artist Spotlight’ of the week: Heather and Jeff Thompson. A husband & wife glassblowing team, these two have been creating sculptures together for over 20 years. That fact alone is jaw-dropping! Let’s take a look at how they

Read More

Cuttlefish Quidditch: Learn About Cuttlefish Migration!

Cuttlefish have long turned their tentacles up to group swims preferring to navigate the ocean in solitude and only coming together when it’s time to mate. At least, that’s what they lead us to believe! They don’t mind traveling together and doing it in style, swimming in almost precision formations.

Read More

‘Cephalotography’ Of The Week: Tobias Zimmer

Howdy Nation! In today’s post, we are going to be featuring some of our favorite cephalotography by underwater diver: Tobias Zimmer. Tobias is a talented photographer with an impressive portfolio that takes him all over the world to some of the most beautiful places on Earth. But what we really

Read More