Join us for the African penguin feed!

Join us on the Penguin Coast island to experience how keepers interact with the Zoo’s endangered African penguins on a daily basis. Learn about African penguin training, feedings, and more on this guided experience with a Zoo Educator. This experience also includes the opportunity to sit with Penguin Care Team members during the afternoon feeding session.


Tour Times:
  • September: Sunday, Monday, Thursday, Friday, and Saturday, 3:20 pm
  • October: Daily, 3:20 pm


  • Zoo Experiences “Meet Here” sign located in Zoo Central
Tour length:
  • 30-minute experience
Group Size:
  • No more than two (2) guests per tour

a penguin feeding


Adults and children ages 12 & over:
(Children under 12 years of age are NOT permitted for this Zoo Experience)

  • $39 for Zoo Members
  • $49 for Non-members*
  • One ticket required per guest. Purchase online, in advance.

Schedule a Penguin Training

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*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 the chance to sit with the keepers during an endangered African penguin feeding 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 with the recipient’s name, address, and your confirmation number.

Gift a Penguin Training

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 experience date and time if your preferred number of tickets is not available.
  • Additional Experience Guidelines – Children under 12 years of age are not permitted for this Zoo Experience. 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 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 – Unvaccinated guests are expected to wear masks during the entirety of the Zoo Experience. Closed-toed shoes are recommended. Since this experience is very sunny, we also recommend wearing sunscreen, bringing a hat and/or sunglasses.
  • 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 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.


Call 443-992-4585 from 10am-4pm daily or email