Pinnipeds have been exhibited since at least the early 1600’s in a range of facilities including zoos, aquaria, theme parks, water parks and research facilities. These exhibits range from simple pools with dry space to complex, immersive exhibits. Some facilities display them as a focal species with areas devoted solely to the pinniped species while others have pinnipeds as “supporting species” for animals such as polar bears. Some facilities just have an exhibit, others have just shows and presentations and some have both exhibit spaces and presentation facilities. So, after all that, what are some of the best/worst pinniped exhibits and why would you classify them as such?