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Masked man gently pets penguin chest

Animal Encounter: Penguin

Sit next to a penguin as it waddles around outside its exhibit before the Aquarium opens! Meet with our staff, and learn all about these fascinating birds during this 30-minute program. Please note: Guests on this tour must wear closed-toed shoes.

Animal Encounter: Penguin

Sit next to a penguin as it waddles around outside its exhibit before the Aquarium opens! Meet with our staff, and learn all about these fascinating birds during this 30-minute program. Please note: Guests on this tour must wear closed-toed shoes.

Masked man gently pets penguin chest

Madeline Barger / Aquarium of the Pacific

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

Aquarium Safety

Please visit our Aquarium Safety page for information on our safety policies.

TICKETS
Purchase your tickets for this program here. Please select the correct date from the calendar to book the correct 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 to open areas included
Minimum two people; maximum four people.
Limited to one household group.

EVENT DETAILS
Date
Daily at 8:30 a.m.
48 hour required advance booking
Tickets
Purchase your tickets for this program here. Please select the correct date from the calendar to book the correct program.
Cost
$150.00 per person
$135.00 per Aquarium member
Aquarium admission to open areas included
Minimum two people; maximum four people.
Limited to one household group.
R.S.V.P.
(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.
Ages
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.