Penguin Interaction Program

Have an unforgettable time by meeting the penguins up-close and personal as you meet these charismatic birds. Your interaction includes approximately 15 minutes with a zookeeper. 

Days and Time

  • Thursdays, Fridays, Saturdays and Sundays 
    through Sept. 9
  •  11:00 a.m.
The fees are in addition to zoo admission costs and help support conservation of African penguins in the wild. TPZS membership can be used for admission fee but not for PIP (This activity is not recommended for children under 4).

  • Adult (age 13+): $30 
  • Child (age 4-12): $20

Plan Ahead

- Please schedule your PIP at least one week in advance
- Must wear close-toed shoes for your safety. Penguins like to bite toes!
- Avoid shiny clothing and jewelry
- All children under 13 must be accompanied by an adult. 
- Children 8 and under must be accompanied by an adult on a 1:1 ratio. 
--Due to the nature of penguins, children under 4 are not allowed to participate.
--We are unable to accommodate strollers on the interaction pavilion.