"Very informative and nice people – you have a great staff here. Standing near a penguin and getting to touch one is priceless."
"I loved sitting on the steps and having a penguin come up for pictures. The art made by a penguin we got at the end of the program was a nice touch.”
Waddle in and get a little closer to our penguins from the
3M Penguins of the African Coast exhibit.
Take a peak at our two new penguin chicks born on March 2 and March 21st.
June 29 Full
July 13 Full
July 28 Full
August 3 Full
August 18 Full
September 8 Full
September 22 Full
The penguins have their breeding season from October-December, but the Penguin Encounters will continue in early 2014.
If the date you want is full, there is a waiting list option available during registration. We also encourage you to check out our other Animal Encounters.
During this interactive, educational program you will learn about each of our penguin’s unique qualities and have an opportunity to touch a penguin (based on animal's choice to participate). Go behind-the-scenes and dive in to help the keepers prepare a penguin’s meal and learn about their daily routine caring for these unique birds.
Time: 10:15-11:30 a.m.
Call 952.431.9320 for more information.