This experience will lead the guests through the Aquarium on a guided tour of many of our most exciting behind-the-scenes areas. Guests will learn about what it takes to care for and feed the more than 11,000 animals at the Aquarium of the Pacific and will even assist in feedings at a couple of our holding areas or at an exhibit.
After the tour we will meet with husbandry staff members who will guide the group through food preparation for the June Keyes Penguin Habitat. Finally, we will enter the behind-the-scenes area of the habitat with a penguin and participate in a feeding and training session.
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 April 2 through July 9, 2016 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.-9:45 a.m. Penguin Encounters will be on hold from April 2 through July 9, 2016.|
|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) 951-1630. 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.