Penguin Encounters

If you’re looking for a one-of-a-kind experience during your Aquarium visit, try a Penguin Encounter! Meeting our 20 Gentoo penguins up close is truly a unique and fun adventure. First, you’ll participate in fun activities while learning all about Gentoo penguins – where they are from, what they eat, their adaptations for survival in a Antarctic habitat, and more – in an educational setting. Then, you and a small group will suit up in Penguin Encounter parkas and go behind the scenes to meet our playful penguins up close. The penguins will waddle into the Penguin Encounter room from their exhibit, and you’ll have the opportunity to feed them capelin. The entire Penguin Encounter lasts approximately 50 minutes, allowing you plenty of time with our penguins, getting to know their individual personalities.

Participating children must be at least 5 years old. Children under the age of 14 must be accompanied by a ticketed adult.

*Aquarium Admission ticket is also required with a Penguin Encounter Ticket

1:00 p.m. Thursday-Tuesday
Limit 10 people per encounter

Regular: $24.95 Per Person

Member: $19.95 Per Person

For questions about booking call 801-355-3474 ext. 222

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Feed the Stingrays

Get up close with stingrays in the Ocean Explorer habitat touch pool and interact with them just like our animal care team! Stingray Encounters last about 20 minutes. Guests are invited to feed a variety of stingrays and fish, and learn about their unique adaptations and dietary needs.

Guests under 48” will not be able to hand feed the stingrays due to height requirements, but can participate in feeding fish in the touch pool.

*Aquarium Admission ticket is also required with a feed the Stingrays ticket

11:30 a.m. Every day

Limit 10 people per experience

Regular: $6.95 Per Person

Member: $5.95 Per Person

For questions about booking call 801-355-3474 ext. 222