This experience will allow guests to enter the aquarium before we open our doors to the public to see what goes on as our staff prepares for another day of animal care. Guests will have an opportunity to meet the husbandry staff that care for our birds and learn what it takes to prepare food for and work with our penguins and other sea birds at the Aquarium of the Pacific. They will enter the behind-the-scenes area of the habitat with penguins and watch/participate in a feeding session as well as visit our shorebirds and diving birds exhibits.
Please note: Guests on this tour must wear closed-toed shoes.
Animal Encounter Confirmation Materials
Once you have booked your Animal Encounter, please have each paying participant complete the waiver and release form and bring it with you on the date of your encounter.
Penguin encounters will be on hold from approximately April through July during their breeding and egg laying season to minimize any possible disruptions to our birds. Thank you for your understanding.
|When||Thursdays-Saturday only, 8:00 a.m.-10:00 a.m.|
|Cost||$109.00 per person
$99.00 per Aquarium member
Aquarium admission included
Purchase your tickets for this program here. Please select the correct date from the calendar to book the correct program.
Members, please call to purchase your discounted tickets.
|Ages||Must be at least 10 years of age to participate. Children under 16 must be accompanied by an adult.|
|RSVP||(562) 590-3100, ext. 0 Pre-registration and pre-payment required on all experiences unless noted. Cancellations made 72 hours before the program will receive a full refund. Cancellations made less than 72 hours before a program will still be charged the full program price.|
The Shark and Penguin Encounters offer special options for those with accessibility needs. Please call 562-590-3100, ext. 0 to schedule a tour.