Penguin Encounter

Penguin Encounter

About the Exhibit

Enter a chilly world where you’ll encounter penguins, including the regal king penguin, from sub-Antarctic colonies, and puffins from the rocky cliff habitats in the north.

About the Penguin Encounter Experience

Immerse yourself in the penguin’s environment during this 1 hour 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 Encounter Experience

    Penguin Encounter

    Explore the snow-filled habitat of penguins

    • Checkbox selected Animal trainers introduce small groups of guests to amazing Antarctic Penguins
    • Checkbox selected While on the snow, you will meet, greet and touch a penguin
    • Checkbox selected Parkas and winter boot use included

    Reservation Confirmation is only valid for the date of your reservation. Due to safety restriction, guests under the age of 7 cannot participate in this program. *PLEASE BE AWARE all participants must be  48 inches tall and anyone under the age of 18 must be accompanied by a paid adult. (A parent/guardian must purchase admission and accompany participants under the age of 18). Anyone under the age of 18 booked without a paid adult can have their reservation cancelled without notification. Spots are limited and we cannot guarantee there will be room to add the required adult. There are no observers for this interaction program. Based on animal needs, this program may be cancelled or modified at the discretion of the animal department. This program is nonrefundable. If you have any questions, concerns or you would like to cancel or change your reservation, please call (210)523-3608.

    Prices Starting at
    Guest (Must be 48" Tall) $85.00 /ea.

  • 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.