Penguin Encounter

Due to COVID-19 this adventure is on hold until further notice.

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 experience, 45-minutes of  interactive opportunities to have a close up encounter with an African penguin. Also learn how our animal experts care for these playful birds.

Experience the inner workings of the Penguin Pavilion* Exhibit and learn how the staff cares for the exhibit’s current residents. And then enter Penguin Pre-school 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, and even shake its tail feathers! After this unforgettable interaction, photos are allowed to capture this unique meet-and-greet moment forever.



$55.00 (Aquarium Members: $50.00)*
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 and space is limited so, reservations should be made in advance.

>> Click to Download the Waiver<<

*Those 6-12  years old must be accompanied by an adult. This adventure should be reserved 24 hours in advance (to ensure space). All participants must complete waiver prior to adventure. Aquarium admission is not included and is required for the adventure!

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

*The Penguin Pavilion part of the Encounter is NOT handicap accessible. If any member of your party is in a wheelchair, please call us at 631.208.9200, ext. 246 to discuss options. 

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