May 16, 2012
With the opening of the new June Keyes Penguin Habitat, the Aquarium of the Pacific will be celebrating all things penguin with new shows, programs, and experiences.
A new multimedia show on penguins is now playing daily in the Great Hall. It features sound, lights, and video projected on eight screens. This new show surrounds Aquarium guests in an immersive experience that transports them into the world of penguins.
A new film about penguins is showing daily in the Ocean Theater. Viewers travel across the Southern Hemisphere to see where penguins live in the wild. See penguins in action as they raise their chicks, swim in the ocean in search of food, and cross great distances on foot and “tobogganing” on their bellies.
The Aquarium has also added a penguin encounter to its offerings, allowing guests to get an up-close look at a Magellanic Penguin for an additional charge.
More than a dozen Magellanic Penguins are now on view in the June Keyes Penguin Habitat at the Aquarium. These are the first penguins in the Aquarium’s collection, and these temperate species birds have already made themselves comfortable in their new home.
The June Keyes Penguin Habitat is a new permanent exhibit at the Aquarium. For more information about its features and the penguins that live there, click here. To hear about the latest antics of our penguins, follow our very own Avery the penguin on Twitter. To watch them 24/7, visit our live webcams. Click here for the view above the water and here for the view below the water in the exhibit.