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Animal Encounters

Private Penguin Encounters

(Limited Time)

If you’re looking for a one-of-a-kind experience during your Aquarium visit, try a Penguin Encounter! Meeting our 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 an Antarctic habitat, and more – in an educational setting. Then, your family 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 habitat, and you’ll have the opportunity to feed them capelin fish by hand. 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. Face coverings are required throughout the animal encounter including instructional portions of the experience.

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

1:00 p.m. Thursday-Tuesday
Guests are required to check in early.

For questions or to book, call 801-355-3474 ext. 222

Regular: $249.95 per family from the same household (up to 10 people)

Member: $199.95 per family from the same household (up to 10 people)

Limit 10 people per encounter.

Cancellations/refunds are available 48-hours prior to you booked encounter. Guests may reschedule an encounter 24-hours prior to a booked encounter.

Penguin Feeding

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Private Stingray Encounters

(Limited Time)

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 must be at least 48” tall to participate in a Stingray Encounter or stand in the feeding area. Guests under 14 years old must have a chaperone present at the touch pool. Chaperones are only permitted in the feeding area if they purchased a Stingray Encounter ticket.

Provided gloves are required to be worn throughout the animal encounter experience. Face coverings are required throughout the animal encounter including instructional portions of the experience.

*Aquarium Admission ticket is also required with a Stingray Encounter ticket.

11:30 a.m. Every day
Guests are required to check in early.

For questions or to book, call 801-355-3474 ext. 222

Regular: $34.75 per group of 5 or less

Member: $29.75 per group of 5 or less

Limit 5 people per encounter.

Cancellations/refunds are available 48-hours prior to you booked encounter. Guests may reschedule an encounter 24-hours prior to a booked encounter.

Stingray Feeding
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