Penguin Encounter

Clock 30 min People Ages 6+ Pin Admissions Lobby

Select Your Tickets

Ticket price:
$35.95 per person

Select Your Tickets

Ticket price:
$35.95 per person
Waddle this way to meet your favorite feathered friend.

He’s ready to meet you too! Have you been following the progress on Instagram? We’ve had a chance to show how we care for young black-footed penguins, like Dracula. Join our keepers for a one-of-a-kind up close experience.

About This Encounter

  • 30 min
  • All participants must be age 6 and over
  • Children 6-14 years old must be accompanied by a paid adult (max of 3 children to 1 adult)
  • 10 people max
  • We cannot guarantee which penguin you will meet at the encounter. Selection is at the keeper’s discretion.

This ticket is for the program ONLY and does not serve as admission into the aquarium. Must have a valid WCS Membership or separate admission ticket in order to enter the New York Aquarium. Tickets or Membership can be purchased in advance online, or upon arrival at aquarium entrance.

Be sure to adhere to the age restrictions and chaperone policies. Due to limited capacity, tickets are final sale and errors based on age requirements will not be refunded. Program is limited to paid participants and specific chaperones only. Other family/friends/children are not permitted at the program.


Use code MEMBERVIP at checkout for 10% off. Must present valid Membership card at program check-in.

Discount code must be entered at the time of checkout. Cannot be combined with any other discount or promotion. Not applicable towards prior purchases.

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