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Miami Seaquarium Launches New Penguin Encounter

May 24, 2017 Attraction No Comments Email Email

Waddle over to Miami Seaquarium for a penguin-perfect experience. The park’s newest animal experience, a Penguin Encounter, launched last winter and is an interactive and educational platform to teach guests about the endangered African Penguin species.

Led by the park’s animal training staff, the new Penguin Encounter program provides a unique interaction with one of the world’s most beloved birds.  Guests will experience African penguin behavior up-close and in an intimate setting. The ‘Penguin Encounter’ experience includes an interactive educational segment, penguin feeding and a 15-20 minute individual ‘Meet and Greet’ with the penguins inside the park’s new Penguin Isle exhibit.

“Miami Seaquarium is excited to be able to offer this new and highly-anticipated animal encounter program where visitors can interact with our African penguins in this unique and intimate setting,” said Andrew Hertz, General Manager at Miami Seaquarium. “This program is intended to educate our guests in efforts to continue our mission to foster animal conservation efforts.”

The ‘Penguin Encounter’ program is offered once daily at 1:45 p.m. The cost is $105-$120 (plus tax) for participants ages 10 and older, and $85-$100 (plus tax) for participants ages 5-9. The program fee includes admission into the park and the penguin encounter.  Jacket and boots are provided and must be worn at all times during the encounter.  Participants must be five years or older and children under ten years old must be accompanied with a paying adult at all times.  For more information or to register for the ‘Penguin Encounter’ program, please call (305) 365-2501.

Miami Seaquarium, South Florida’s most popular tourist attraction, is a family-oriented marine-life park open to the public 365 days a year.  The park provides visitors with a greater understanding and appreciation for marine life through shows, presentations and marine-life exhibits.  General admission to Miami Seaquarium is $44.99 and $34.99 for children (ages 3-9).  More information on Miami Seaquarium is available at

Miami Seaquarium is an accredited member of the Alliance of Marine Mammal Parks and Aquariums, an international organization committed to the care and conservation of marine mammals. Accreditation by the Alliance means this facility meets or exceeds all the standards of excellence for marine mammal care, husbandry, conservation and education.

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