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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 Program

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

    Penguin Encounter

    Explore the snow-filled habitat of penguins

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

    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. Pricing is subject to change without notice.

    Guest (Ages 7 & Up) $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.