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Penguin experience Meet the penguins

Are you potty about penguins? Our penguin experience gives you the chance to get up close and personal with our colony of gentoo and rockhopper penguins, feed them a ‘fish supper’ and quiz the keepers who care for these popular aquatic birds.

Penguin experience  Gentoo penguins  Penguin experience  Rockhopper penguins
 Read more about these animals before your experience.

 Your experience  This will last approximately 30 minutes and includes:
 admission to the zoo for the participant
 behind the scenes access to the penguin area 
 the chance to feed our colony of penguins 
 the chance to meet our penguin keeper and learn more about these popular birds
 an experience certificate, fact sheet and penguin photograph.
 

The experience is available for adults and children over the age of 10 years old. Children under the age of 17 must be accompanied by a spectating parent or guardian*.

There may be one other participant taking part in the same experience.

* Spectating parents and guardians must pay normal zoo admission on the day of the experience and can watch from the normal visitor viewing areas.

When does our penguin experience take place?

  • Monday, Wednesday, Friday, Saturday and Sunday
  • 2.30pm

 How to book 
 The penguin experience is £65 per person. 
 You must book your experience.
  To book, call zoo crew on 028 9077 6277 (extension 203).

Penguin experience terms and conditions
Download the terms and conditions for our penguin experience. (PDF - 2.6MB)
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There will be no animal experiences available on:

 Saturday 2 December   Sunday 3 December 
 Saturday 9 December  Sunday 10 December 
 Saturday 16 December   Sunday 17 December