Penguins at SeaWorld San Diego

Penguin Encounter

Watch the playful antics of penguins tall and small—nearly 400 in all. Our penguin population includes Emperor and King penguins, and smaller Adelie, Gentoo, Chinstrap and Macaroni penguins.

The Penguin Encounter habitat replicates the Antarctic environment, including the low light levels experienced over the winter in the Antarctic. The best viewing times are between 10:30 a.m. and 5:00 p.m. Learn more during our Aviculturist Talk inside Penguin Encounter at 1:00 p.m. daily.