Details

Price

$75/Guest

What

60-minute tour, including behind the scenes with African penguins.

Who

Guests 8 years of age and older

When

This program is offered year-round rain or shine. Click on the 'register now' button for available dates and times.

Also Included

  • One digital group photo
  • Souvenir sticker

Penguin Encounter

No tuxedo required

Are you passionate about penguins? Start your encounter with a guided tour through Bird World and get a behind-the-scenes peek at how Denver Zoo cares for hundreds of birds. Spend some time in the kitchen as animal care staff prepare diets and help feed a variety of the Zoo’s fine feathered friends. For the grand finale waddle your way into the world of penguins to interact with one of these loveable creatures and hear from one of our animal care experts about what it takes to care for these unique birds.

Restrictions

  • This encounter is for guests 8 years of age and older.
  • Program fee does not include admission to Denver Zoo – admission tickets must be purchased separately.
  • Children under the age of 16 must be accompanied by a paid participant that is 16 years of age or older.
  • This Up-Close Animal Encounter will occur rain or shine.
  • You must check in inside the Boettcher Welcome Center 15 minutes prior to the start time of your adventure. The exclusive nature of this experience makes joining the group late not possible.
  • There is limited access for service animals in the Penguin Encounter area. Please call 720-337-1400 to confirm.

Reschedule Fee

  • Between 5 and 14 business days from your scheduled program date: $15.00 transfer fee per ticket.
  • Less than 5 days before the encounter, changes are not permitted and payment is non-refundable. A fee of 100% will be charged for a missed encounter.

Cancellation Fee

  • Between 5 and 14 business days from your scheduled program date: 50% of total program cost.
  • Less than 5 days before the encounter, changes are not permitted and payment is non-refundable. A fee of 100% will be charged for a missed encounter.

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A gift certificate for a Denver Zoo Up-Close Animal Encounter lets your special someone choose their unforgettable animal experience.