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 
    from Memorial weekend through Labor Day weekend at 11:00 a.m. (not available again until 2022 season)
Program cost is in addition to zoo admission and helps support conservation of African penguins in the wild. TPZS membership cannot be used for PIP cost. Children under 4 are not allowed to attend for safety reasons. All children over age 4 must be accompanied by an adult on a 1:1 ration.

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

Plan Ahead

- PIP must be scheduled at least one week in advance
- Children 8 and under must be accompanied by an adult on a 1:1 ratio. All children under 13 must be accompanied by an adult. 
- For safety reasons, children under 4 are not allowed to participate.
- Must wear close-toed shoes for your safety. Penguins like to bite toes! For the same reason, avoid wearing shiny clothing and jewelry.
--Strollers are not allowed on the interaction pavilion.