Penguin Encounter

Due to COVID-19 you must wear a mask for this adventure. You also will NOT be permitted to pet the penguins at this time.

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

Don’t miss our Penguin Encounter! Imagine a close-up meeting with
an African penguin – a 30-minute experience where you
go behind the scenes and learn how our animal experts care for these
playful birds. You’ll see the inner workings of the Penguin Pavilion
exhibit firsthand, and learn how staff cares for the exhibit’s residents.
And the best part, you’ll enter Penguin Preschool and meet the
penguins! Nothing’s cuter than seeing them waddle, swim,
even shake their tail feathers! And you can capture this
incredible moment because photos are permitted!

AfricanPenguinMonday – Fridays at 1:15pm


$65. (Aquarium Members: $58.50)* / per person
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.

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*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.