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Masked man gently pets penguin chest

Animal Encounter: Penguin

Sit next to a penguin as it waddles outside its habitat before the Aquarium opens! Join an Aquarium educator and animal care staff for this private animal encounter.

Animal Encounter: Penguin

Sit next to a penguin as it waddles outside its habitat before the Aquarium opens! Join an Aquarium educator and animal care staff for this private animal encounter.

Masked man gently pets penguin chest

Madeline Barger / Aquarium of the Pacific

Spend time with a penguin as it explores the area outside its habitat. Learn all about our penguin colony and how this species differs from their cold weather cousins.

Aquarium Safety Information

Important Information

  • Guests must wear closed-toed shoes for this encounter.

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
TICKETS
Purchase your tickets for this program here. Please select an available date on the calendar to book this program.
DATE
Daily at 8:30 a.m.
48 hour required advance booking
COST
$150.00 per person
$135.00 per Aquarium member
Aquarium admission included

Minimum of 2 and maximum of 4 participants per day from the same household.
EVENT DETAILS
Date
Daily at 8:30 a.m.
48 hour required advance booking
Tickets
Purchase your tickets for this program here. Please select an available date on the calendar to book this program.
Cost
$150.00 per person
$135.00 per Aquarium member
Aquarium admission included

Minimum of 2 and maximum of 4 participants per day from the same household.
R.S.V.P.
(562) 590-3100, ext. 0
Ages
Guests must be at least 7 years of age to participate. Children under 16 must be accompanied by an adult.

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.