Penguin Encounter

Spend some time with some of our park’s coolest characters. Watch the playful antics of penguins tall and small—nearly 300 in all. Our penguin population includes Emperor penguins, and smaller Adelie, Gentoo and Macaroni penguins.

The lighting in the Penguin Encounter mimics the natural light cycle in Antarctica, letting the penguins know when it is time to breed. This means that during the summer, the Penguin Encounter will be completely dark!

Learn about penguins and our Penguin Encounter at one of our Penguin Presentations. Check the park map for presentation times.

If you want the exclusive behind-the-scenes opportunity to meet these remarkable birds, check out our Penguins Up-Close Tour.