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See the first penguins in the Aquarium’s collection

June Keyes Penguin Habitat

Get up-close with more than a dozen Magellanic Penguins both above and below the water in the June Keyes Penguin Habitat.

June Keyes Penguin Habitat
The penguins look down on visitors who venture into the exhibit’s crawl-in space.  | Robin Riggs/Aquarium of the Pacific

The exhibit is home to the first penguins in the Aquarium’s collection and includes a crawl-in space, allowing you to feel as if you are in the exhibit with the animals.

Exhibit panels and interactive touch screens provide information about penguins and issues that are affecting their survival in the wild. The exhibit features a rocky area and beach that resembles the penguins’ natural habitat, a pool for swimming, and nesting areas. Life-sized models of penguins representing other species are also on display in the exhibit area.

June Keyes Penguin Habitat

Magellanic Penguins

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A temperate species from South America

When we think of penguins, we often picture ice and snow. But only a few species of penguins live in Antarctica and withstand that continent’s coldest temperatures. Most penguins in the world—ten out of seventeen species—live in temperate areas and never see ice or snow.

Our Penguins

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Learn about their unique behaviors and characteristics

While it’s difficult to distinguish one Magellanic Penguin from another, Aquarium visitors will be able to tell who’s who by looking at the penguins’ color-coded and name-labeled ID tags on their wings.

Films

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See penguins from around the world in action

Visitors to the Aquarium can learn more about penguins through educational programming, including a short film showing in the Ocean Theater and a light and sound show projected in the Great Hall. Check daily schedules for show times.

Webcam: Penguin Habitat Above Water

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See our penguin exhibit from above.

See our penguins live 24 hours a day in our above water penguin cam, courtesy of explore.org.

Webcam: Penguin Habitat Below Water

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Penguins are expert swimmers—watch as they dive and dart through the water.

See our penguins live 24 hours a day in our below water penguin cam, courtesy of explore.org.

Webcam: Penguin Nest Box

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The Aquarium’s Magellanic Penguins are tending to their nests, incubating eggs, and caring for chicks during the breeding season.

Nest boxes are installed behind holes in the rock walls of the June Keyes Penguin Habitat. This webcam is installed in the nest box for Floyd and Roxy, who became parents to the Aquarium’s first penguin chicks in 2013.