Penguin Encounter

Penguin Interaction

About the Exhibit

Following an educational briefing from one of our educators, you will enter a charming and chilly world where you’ll encounter more than 100 penguins of various types, including the regal king penguin. Join us and enjoy the show as our penguins waddle and swim among the rocky cliffs and icy water of this wonderfully realistic habitat.

About Penguin Interaction

Immerse yourself in the penguin’s environment during this 45-60 minutes program. Following an briefing from one of our animal educators, you will visit behind the scenes at Penguin Encounter, put on parkas and boots and enter the penguins’ 35 degree home.

  • Penguin Interaction

    Penguin Encounter

    Join us and enjoy the show as our penguins waddle and swim among the rocky cliffs and icy water of this wonderfully realistic habitat.

    • Checkbox selected Parkas and Boots provided
    • Checkbox selected While on the snow you will meet, greet, and touch a penguin
    • Checkbox selected Total Program duration is 45-60 minutes
    • Check-in will begin at 15 minutes prior to the reservation time. Call 210-523-3608 for check in location.
    • Reservation Confirmation is only valid for the date of your reservation.
    • Due to safety restrictions all participants must be at least 48” tall.
    • All guests under 18 years of age must be accompanied by a paying adult. A parent/guardian must purchase program admission and accompany participants under the age of 18. Anyone under the age of 18 booked without a paid adult may have their reservation cancelled.
    • There are limited spots available and we cannot guarantee there will be room to add the required paid adult.
    • This program does not allow for observers
    • If you are participating on a day that SeaWorld is open, park admission is not included but required to participate in the program.
    • Groups will be combined for a tour of about 4-6 guests.
    • Program times, prices, components and animal participation are subject to change
    • This tour requires participants to climb and descend stairs and to navigate narrow hallways. Individuals with disabilities who require accommodations should call us at 210-523-3608 to discuss requests prior to making reservations. SeaWorld respectfully requests 2 weeks’ notice of any need for accommodation, but every effort will be made to satisfy requests received less than 2 weeks in advance to the extent possible with in the time provided.
    • The program fee is non-refundable, however the program will be rescheduled when possible. Please keep in mind if you arrive late the program may already be in progress. For more dates of availability and questions please call 210-523-3608
    Prices Starting at
    Guest (Must be 48" Tall) $85.00 /ea.

  • Things To Know Before You Go

    • If you are participating on a day that SeaWorld is open, park admission is required but not included in your program.
    • Participants must be age 7 or older and at least 48" tall.
    • A parent/guardian must purchase program admission and accompany participants under the age of 18.
    • This program does not allow for observers.
    • Anyone under the age of 18 booked without a paid adult may have their reservation cancelled. There are limited spots available and we cannot guaranteed there will be room to add the required paid adult.
    • Sunglasses and all jewelry must be removed before participants enter the Penguin habitat.
    • Participants must refrain from smoking.
    • The program fee is non-refundable, however the program will be rescheduled when possible. (Please be aware there is a $10 rescheduling fee per participant, per change and the program will not be cancelled due to inclement weather)
    • Please keep in mind if you arrive late, the program may already be in progress.