Penguins. Penguins. And More Penguins.


Hello sweet summer!  With the heat index skyrocketing, summertime is officially here.  To celebrate, Adventure Aquarium’s largest-ever group of waddling, playful African penguins returns this weekend to kick off the season at Penguin Island!  Here are the top reasons to join the celebration!

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#1. Breakfast for Penguins & Members – Forget Breakfast at Tiffany’s…Hundreds of Aquarium Members will enjoy pastries, coffee and juice while 35 African penguins eat their breakfast (scheduled for 8:30 a.m.), play and swim together on exhibit.  Members can still RSVP to reserve their spot!

P.S. Not a Member? Become one today and join the fun!

#2. Our newest chick, Lemmie, makes her official debut – Lemmie will waddle out and join the Aquarium’s largest-ever flock of African penguins. Watch as she swims and plays at Penguin Island for the first time! (We’re so proud of our little girl!)

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#3. Catch 35 Waddling, Playful Penguins – The penguins are now more active than ever following Penguin Island exhibit renovations. Come see all 35 penguins swim together, climb on rocks and waddle on land!

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#4. Prominent Penguins, Class of 35 – Each of our penguins has a very unique personality of its own. AAQ created a list of penguin superlatives representing these distinct personality traits. Come see who was voted class clown, best dressed, most likely to be President, cutest couple and more…then see them in-person on exhibit!

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#5. Perfectly-Penguin Shows and Feeds – Visitors can check out a jam-packed penguin schedule all weekend-long, including biologists feeding the penguins their favorite meal – FISH and SQUID – as Penguin Experts provide fun penguins facts.  In addition, you’ll be able to watch the penguins play and swim on exhibit. Shows and Feedings are held in Penguin Island and are free for all Adventure Aquarium guests. Arrive early to grab a spot, as this is a popular show for visitors.

  • African Penguin Talks – 1:30pm and 2:30pm Friday – Sunday
  • African Penguin Feeds – 11:15am and 3:30pm Friday – Sunday

#6. Win a Penguin Encounter – Guests will enter a sweepstakes for the chance to win a behind the scenes Penguin Encounter.


Want to guarantee your spot at a Penguin Encounter this summer? Now through August 27, Penguin Encounters will be available on Fridays at 10:15 a.m. and 2:30 p.m. in addition to the Saturday and Sunday 10:30 a.m. and 2:30 p.m. time slots. Book yours today!

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