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Animal Encounter: Penguin

Learn about and meet a penguin up-close

Sit next to a penguin as it waddles around outside its exhibit before the Aquarium opens! Visit our Food Prep room, meet with our staff, and learn all about these fascinating birds during this hour long program.

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.

Animal Encounter Waiver and Release Form

Breeding Season

Penguin encounters will be on hold from April 5, 2018 – July 4, 2018 during their breeding and egg laying season to minimize any possible disruptions to our birds. Thank you for your understanding.

Penguins and boy
Event Information
When Thursday, Friday, Saturday, 8:00 a.m.-9:00 a.m.

On hiatus: April 5, 2018 – July 14, 2018
Cost $109.00 per person
$99.00 per Aquarium member
Aquarium admission included
Tickets 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. Service animals may not be present at behind-the-scenes animal encounters. In order that our guests with disabilities may enjoy the Aquarium to the fullest, Aquarium staff members will be made available to hold/walk or kennel the service animal while other Aquarium staff accompany the guest through the tour/exhibit. For more information, please review our service animal policy here. Please call 562-590-3100, ext. 0 to schedule a tour.