Penguin Encounters

This private 20-minute experience allows guests to see African penguins up-close and personal. Led by an Animal Experience Specialist, a typical visit may include a meet and greet where you can see them waddle, swim and shake their tails. Plus, photos are permitted to capture the memory forever. Each 20-minute encounter can accommodate 15 guests. 

Groups of 15 or more should book at least two weeks in advance by contacting Group Sales at 859-815-1471.

Cost: $379* for up to 15 guests
*Price does not include admission to the Aquarium.

(Children under 16 must be accompanied by an adult)


11:00 a.m.*, 12:00 p.m., 12:30 p.m., 1:00 p.m., 2:00 p.m.*, 2:30 p.m., 3:00 p.m.

*Private Penguin Encounter time slots for groups

Encounters are limited. Please be sure to arrive at least 10 minutes early for your Penguin Encounter. The Encounters run on a strict schedule to allow the greatest amount of time for our guest experience. Any late arrivals will forfeit their tickets for the Encounter. Tickets are non-refundable and cannot be rescheduled. Reservations are made on a first-come, first-served basis.

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