Details

Price

$50/Guest

What

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

Who

Guests 8 years of age and older.

When

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? Join this encounter to get to know some resident African penguins and their zookeepers. Take a guided tour down to Bird World, home to our African penguin flock. Go behind-the-scenes to learn how we feed and care for our resident birds before you waddle your way into the world of penguins. Interact with these loveable creatures and hear from one of our animal care experts about what it’s like to work with these unique and charismatic birds. Please note: while the Bird World building is closed to the public, Penguin Encounters will continue until further notice. Click the “Register Now” button to find available dates.

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.
  • This encounter is not recommended for guests with airborne nut allergies. Call for more information.

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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