Penguin Encounter

Have You Ever Wanted to Meet an African Penguin?

An African Penguin during an African Penguin Encounter at the National Aviary.

Member Savings Price: $48.60 per person
Non-Member Price: $54 per person
Includes General Admission
Ages 6+
Daily at 11:30 am and 3 pm

  • Sit in a semi-circle and watch as an African Penguin waddles up to you! Get a chance to touch the penguin’s waterproof back feathers.
  • Hear cool stories about the Aviary’s colony and learn amazing facts about this tuxedoed species, like where their iconic waddle comes from! 
  • Guests are encouraged to take photos or videos and to ask questions.

Book A Penguin Encounter!

Additional Information

  • This one-of-a-kind experience is designed for those 6 years and older. Children 15 and under must be accompanied by a paying adult over 18 years of age. For younger kids, try our Junior Penguin Encounter.
  • 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! If our Animal Ambassador needs a day of rest, we will contact you to reschedule your encounter, as the comfort and safety of our animals and our guests is always our top priority. Thank you for understanding.

Email or call 412-258-9445 for more information or with questions.

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