The Aquarium of the Pacific’s Penguin Encounter returns Aug. 3 to give visitors an opportunity to meet and observe Magellanic penguins.
Visitors will be able to sit next to the penguins and watch them around the June Keyes Penguin Habitat before the Aquarium of the Pacific opens in the morning.
Penguin Encounters begin at 8:30 a.m. and reservations are required 48 hours in advance.
Penguin Encounters require a minimum of two and a maximum of four visitors limited to one household group. Participants must be at least 7 years old. Animal Encounter participants must complete a waiver and release form. Closed-toe shoes and face coverings are mandatory. Visitors must practice social distancing from staff members at all times and have their temperatures taken before entering the Aquarium of the Pacific.
Visitors are encouraged to bring cameras and take photos. They will be able to meet the Aquarium of the Pacific staff members who care for the penguins during the 30-minute program.
The cost for Penguin Encounters is $150 per person, $135 per person for Aquarium of the Pacific members. Price includes admission to the aquarium. The outdoor areas of the Aquarium of the Pacific are currently open.
To make reservations, call (562) 590-3100 or visit pacific.to/penguinencounter.
ABOUT the AQUARIUM: The nonprofit Aquarium of the Pacific is a community gathering place where diverse cultures and the arts are celebrated and where important challenges facing our planet are explored by scientists, policymakers, and stakeholders in search of sustainable solutions. The Aquarium is dedicated to conserving and building nature and nature’s services by building the interactions between and among peoples. Home to more than 12,000 animals, Aquarium outdoor exhibits include Shark Lagoon, Lorikeet Forest, June Keyes Penguin Habitat, the Molina Animal Care Center, moon jelly touch tank, and the Seals and Sea Lions Habitat. Beyond its animal exhibits, the Aquarium offers educational programs for people of all ages through its Online Academy, which is free to everyone. The Aquarium offers memberships with unlimited FREE admission for 12 months, VIP Entrance, and other special benefits. NOTE: THE AQUARIUM IS CURRENTLY FEATURING OUTDOOR AREAS ONLY. Please visit the Aquarium’s website for the latest information at aquariumofpacific.org or call (562) 590-3100.