Jr. Penguin Encounter

Introduce Your Little One to an Adorable Penguin!

African Penguin during a Junior Penguin Encounter

Member Savings Price: $29.70 per person
Non-Member Price: $33 per person
Includes General Admission
Ages 6 and under
Daily at 10:30 am

  • Get up close to a real African Penguin! 
  • Watch as a National Aviary expert transforms into a penguin themselves during a fun dress-up activity! Learn about the birds’ unique adaptations through an engaging story. 
  • Learn all about African Penguins from an Aviary expert as guests are encouraged to ask questions!
  • Guests are encouraged to take photos or videos and to ask questions.

Book Jr. Penguin Encounter!

Additional Information

  • This experience is reserved for families with children under 6 years old. Children must be accompanied by a paying adult over 18 years of age.  General admission is included with your encounter reservation.
  • Book before you visit to guarantee your experience. Same-day registration is based on limited program availability and cannot be guaranteed.  
  • At the National Aviary, we give our animals the choice to participate in interactive experiences with caring guests, like you!  Please provide your contact information when booking your encounter. If our animal ambassador needs a day of rest, we will contact you to reschedule your encounter. The comfort and safety of our animals and our guests is always our top priority. Thank you for understanding!

Email info@aviary.org or call 412-258-9445 for more information or with questions.

The National Aviary is such a gem! Expect to spend about 1.5-2hrs to see everything. We booked a Junior Penguin Encounter for our family as our 1 yr old is really interested in birds at the moment, and it was a really great experience! The guide was very informative, and Sunshine the penguin was awesome. If you are interested in an encounter, definitely book ahead of time because they do fill up quickly.

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