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Penguin Encounter

Meet an African Penguin

What do penguin feathers feel like? What sound does a penguin make? How can we help endangered African penguins in the wild? Find out during a Penguin Encounter at Mississippi Aquarium! Our Penguin encounter gives participants the opportunity to touch and learn about the African penguins at Mississippi Aquarium.

The program includes a 10-minute educational chat, 15 minutes with a penguin and trainer and a Q&A session after the interaction. Participants will be in small groups during this encounter.

We ask any participant with special needs to please contact us at education@msaquarium.org in advance so that we may ensure the best experience possible.

What's Included

10- minute Education Chat
15-minute Penguin Interaction
Q&A with Penguin Trainer


Friday - Sunday

1:00 p.m. | 1:30 p.m. | 2:00 p.m. | 2:30 p.m.

Guests must arrive on time to participate. The animals will not wait for late guests.

Book Your Encounter

Penguin Encounter
Penguin Encounter
A general admission ticket is required and not included with the Penguin Encounter ticket.
Member $22.50 | Non-Member $25.00


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