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International African Penguin Awareness Day

October 8 10:00 am - 4:00 pm

Saturday, October 8 | 10 am – 4 pm | Included with Admission

Celebrate African Penguins and learn about this endangered species through expert talks and fun, interactive programming!

10:30 AM and 4:00PM: Watch an African Penguin Feeding – Head to Penguin Point and check out the colony enjoying their favorite food: sustainably sourced fish, during this expert led talk!

11:30 AM: Penguin Story Time – Listen to an engaging penguin-themed tale in our Learning Center!

1:00 PM: African Penguin Talk – Did you know African Penguins have waterproof feathers? Learn more about this fascinating, tuxedoed bird species by heading to our theater for a special expert-led talk!

 2:30 PM: Oil Spill Activity – Learn how oil spills can affect important habitats that African Penguins (and many other species!) rely on, and what you can do at home to help save this endangered species abroad.

All Day Long:

  • See how you measure up to 18 different penguin species along our Penguin Species Wall
  • Make your own penguin-themed craft!
  • Visit our Penguin Discovery table to take part in a nest activity and engage with penguin biofacts!

Want to get even closer to a penguin? Book a future Penguin Encounter, Jr. Penguin Encounter, or get the opportunity to Hand-Feed Penguins!


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