Penguin Feeding Adventure

Welcome to the Penguin Feeding Adventure! Here, you will enter the Rocky Shores habitat located in The Living Coast and help the animal care staff feed our Humboldt penguins! You'll also learn about their behavior and the details of our conservation work in Punta San Juan (Peru).

Each feeding lasts approximately 30 minutes, depending on the appetite of the penguins and their moods that day.


Weekdays: Closed
Weekends: 10:15 a.m. a‚Äčnd 3:15 p.m.

Zoo admission and parking are not included in the Penguin Feeding Adventure price.

Register for 2022 Feedings

Encounter Information

Participants must be at least 12 years old.

Health & Safety
For the safety of our staff and all participating guests, masks are required during the encounter.

Maximum Group Size
Each feeding is limited to two participants.

For the safety of the penguins, you will not be permitted to take pictures during the feeding. Family members or friends will be able to take pictures for you from the guest areas located in front of the habitat.

Please Be On Time
Because the penguin feedings are on a set schedule they must start on time. The feeding will proceed without latecomers.

Refund Policy
Making our Poolside Penguin Feedings the best possible experience requires months of planning, preparation, and investment of staff resources. Upon making a reservation, we reserve a space for your party. In doing so, we are barring others from signing up as we have limited programs available. A non-refundable and non-transferable deposit is applied at the time of reservation (25% of your total reservation).

Refunds are available, minus the deposit fee, up to 14 days prior to your program. Participants may be rescheduled to a different program date presuming available space. Any cancellation 13 days before the feeding or sooner will not be refunded and rescheduling is no longer possible.

Participants who show up late to their program will not be able to extend the length of their program, receive a refund, or reschedule to another date. For more information on rescheduling and canceling a program and on our refund policy, please see our Program Policy page.