Sunday, September 24: Sun, Sep 24: 10:00 AM- 5:00 PM
Two young adults getting a photo with a penguin

Penguin Selfie

The Long Island Aquarium is implementing measures to protect our penguins from highly pathogenic avian influenza (HPAI), which has been found on Long Island, in close proximity of our aquarium.  HPAl is a disease carried by birds, most often migratory waterfowl, and can be fatal to some species. The virus does not spread easily from animals to humans. Because of the close proximity of this outbreak  to our location, our veterinarian has required that we keep our endangered African Penguins behind-the-scenes in our indoor holding area.  We’ll continue to monitor the situation with state and local officials closely.

You know you love them, now have a souvenir photo taken with one of our African Penguins! Penguin Selfies is a great opportunity for those who are too young for our Penguin Encounter program, or if you just want a quick visit and photo with one of our favorite feathered friends. Makes a great holiday or milestone photo!

  • Maximum of three guests per photo
  • Children under 5 MUST be accompanied by an adult
  • This is a “Hands Off” experience, you will not be permitted to touch the penguin
  • No personal photos permitted

You will receive your photo via email within 24 hours.  If after 24 hours you haven’t received your photo, please email us at and let us know…we’re happy to resend it!

Limited availability.  All prices plus tax.

When: Daily at 1:15pm

Ages: All. Children under 5 MUST be accompanied by an adult.

Price: $22 Emailed photo (up to 3 people per photo)

Please note that due to the nature of this activity, and the behavior/ personalities of individual penguins, selfies are not guaranteed. Should we fail to satisfactorily afford you this unique opportunity, you will receive a full refund. Those age 5 & older can be photographed by themselves; under 5 must be accompanied by adult. Up to 3 people per turn.

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