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Penguin Encounter

Ever wonder what it’s like to be up close to a penguin?

Now you can find out with Penguin Encounter – a once-in-a-lifetime, 45-minute interactive opportunity to have a close up encounter with an African penguin and learn how our animal experts care for these playful birds.

Experience the inner workings of the Penguin Pavilion exhibit, learn how staff cares for the exhibit’s current residents, and then enter Penguin Preschool where you will meet one of the Aquarium’s newest arrivals and stars of the Encounter — one of three penguin chicks that will waddle, swim, even shake its tail feathers! After this unforgettable interaction, photos will be permitted to capture this unique meet-and-greet moment forever.

Click on the time below to purchase:

July 1 – Labor Day: 11:00am, 1:30pm, and 3:30pm (Daily)
All Other Times: 1:30pm (Daily) + 3:30pm (Weekends & Holidays)




$50.00 (Aquarium Members: $45.00)*
72-hour cancellation, within 72 hours, no refund – Aquarium credit only.
*Note: General Aquarium Admission required and cost is separate. Children under 12 must be accompanied by a paying adult. Children under 5 are not permitted. Space limited – reservations suggested in advance.

Register by phone at 631.208.9200, ext. 426 

Guests will meet at the “Aquatic Adventures Meet Here” sign at the main entrance (next to Turtle Bay) at least 15 minutes prior to Encounter

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