Come nose to beak with our engaging African penguins in a special encounter space during this private 45-minute program! Learn about our penguins and meet one of their keepers who will explain the ins and outs of African penguin feeding, care, and overall management. Then, get the chance to interact with two ambassador penguins from our colony before ending the encounter with a great photo opportunity.
Cost: $225 per encounter (up to 4 participants) + general admission for each GSC non-member
Availability: Fridays and Saturdays at 3:15 pm
Additional holiday encounters may be available. Click the "book now" button for dates.
Capacity: 4 participants from the same household
Minimum age: 6 years old
Age restrictions: Children under 16 must be accompanied by an adult, with a maximum of 2 children per adult. Participants under 18 must have the program liability waiver signed by a parent/legal guardian.
Health and Safety: All participants must be from the same household and are required to wear a mask that meets or exceeds CDC guidelines for the duration of the program. Masks made of thin fabric that does not block light, single-layer and masks with valves and vents are not permitted. No exemptions are permissible for this program.
Advanced reservations are strongly recommended. Tickets may be available on the day of your visit and can be purchased at the Information Desk in the lobby.
NOTE: ticket sales end one hour prior to the experience's listed time.
We'll start in food prep to see what’s on the menu for our whole colony and learn more about our African penguins' routine here at the GSC. Then we'll catch a few minutes of our afternoon feeding before stepping behind the scenes into our encounter room. Here you'll learn more about African penguins with one of our very knowledgeable keepers while we interact with one of our ambassador birds.