Feed an African penguin!

Step onto the Penguin Coast Habitat bridge with the penguin keepers for the midday feed, and enjoy the opportunity to toss fish to our colony of endangered African Penguins as they swim around (and under!) you in the 360° pool habitat.

PENGUIN FISH TOSS INFORMATION

Tour Times:
  • March – April: Mondays, Tuesdays, Thursdays, & Sundays, 1:00 pm
  • May – June: Tuesdays & Sundays, 1:00 pm
Tour length:
  • 20-minute experience
Group Size:
  • No more than six (6) guests per tour


african penguins in penguin coast exhibit

PENGUIN FISH TOSS PRICES

Adults and children ages 5 & over:
(Children under 5 years of age are NOT permitted for this Zoo Experience)

  • $15 for Zoo Members
  • $19 for Non-members*
Tickets:
  • One ticket required per guest.
  • Children ages 5 through 15 must be accompanied by a ticketed adult on a 3 child: 1 adult ratio.
  • Purchase online, in advance.

Schedule a Penguin Fish Toss

Gift a Penguin Fish Toss

*Prices do not include Zoo admission. Zoo admission tickets are required for each Zoo Experience attendee and must be purchased separately for non-Zoo members. If you are not a Zoo member, you must purchase admission tickets in advance. If you are a Zoo Member, you must make a separate online reservation for your visit.


Zoo members, to receive your ticket discount you must first register on the Zoo’s online store. Click below to register if you don’t already have an account. Once you do, you’ll automatically receive your Zoo Experience discount at checkout.

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GIFT AN EXPERIENCE!

Gift the chance to toss fish to endangered African penguins to someone special. Your Gift will include a digital confirmation with scheduling instructions to forward to your recipient. Guests will have one year from date of purchase to schedule their Zoo experience. If you prefer that a printed certificate be mailed to your recipient, please email us at tickets@marylandzoo.org with the recipient’s name, address, and your confirmation number.

Gift a Penguin Fish Toss


Important Tour Guidelines & Information:
  • Scheduling – Zoo Experience tickets are for the chosen date and time only. Zoo Experiences are non-transferrable and tickets cannot be used for a different date or time. Zoo Experiences are available on a first-come, first-served basis and fill up quickly. You may need to select another tour date and time if your preferred number of tickets is not available.
  • Additional Experience Guidelines – Children under 5 years of age are not permitted for this Zoo Experience. Children 5 through 15 years of age must be accompanied by a ticketed adult on a 3 child:1 adult ratio. You may share your experience with others.
  • Refunds – Zoo Experience tickets cannot be returned or refunded.
  • Rescheduling – Reservations may be changed up to 72-hours in advance of the scheduled experience and are subject to an Administrative Change Fee. Changes are not permitted within 72-hours of the scheduled experience. Contact us at tickets@marylandzoo.org or call 443-992-4585.
  • Arrival – Zoo Experiences begin promptly at stated time. Once a Zoo Experience has begun, additional guests will not be permitted due to safety and tickets cannot be refunded or rescheduled due to lateness.
  • Dress – Masks are required for all ages during the entirety of the Zoo Experience. Closed-toed shoes are recommended.
  • Accessibility – Zoo Experiences can accommodate guests using wheelchairs; however, strollers are not permitted. Service animals are not permitted on Zoo Experiences. Please contact us at tickets@marylandzoo.org or 443-992-4585 with any accessibility needs in advance of your experience.
  • Cancellation – Zoo Experiences are weather, staff and animal dependent. The Zoo will contact ticket holders with any changes or cancellations as soon as a decision has been made regarding the status. The Zoo reserves the right to cancel or end an experience for any reason, including guest behavior.

SPECIAL REQUESTS, NEEDS, OR QUESTIONS?

Call 443-992-4585 from 10am-4pm daily or email tickets@marylandzoo.org.