Please note, Adelaide Zoo will be closed on Sunday, 19 November 2017 to the general public (including members) until 2pm while we host a special event. We apologise for any inconvenience caused as a result of this partial closure.

Brief Animal Encounter

Are you a penguin person? Join our keepers for a personal trip to penguin beach and help feed Adelaide Zoo’s own penguin colony.  Little penguins are the only species of penguins breeding on the shores of Australia and are truly a local icon, so come and experience life at their level!

When feeding the Penguins things can get a bit messy! You may experience a small amount of fish blood and scales on your clothes and shoes.

Please note the cost of Penguins in Person does not include admission to the Zoo.

Please note that all animal experiences require enclosed footwear.

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Details

Minimum Age
Minimum age 10 years. All children under 16 must be accompanied by a paying adult. Max 3 Children per supervising Adult.
Duration
15 mins
Participants must check in at the Zoo Shop (at the Front Entrance) 60 minutes prior to the Encounter start time.
Cost
$40 per person/per feed
Available
Available Tuesday, Thursday, Saturday & Sunday at 2:15PM.
A professional photo is included in the Penguins in Person

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Book tickets online

You will be required to enter the specific details of each person undertaking the experience. Matching Photo ID will be required to be presented on the day of experience.

  • Photo Identification

Fitness Levels

Basic: Basic terrain, suitable for all fitness levels*.

Intermediate: Walking upstairs, getting in and out of high vehicles and walking on uneven terrain; suitable for intermediate fitness levels.

Advanced: All day tour, which includes laborious work, getting in and out of high vehicles, walking upstairs and walking on uneven terrain; suitable for Advance Fitness levels.

* Not all basic Behind the Scenes are wheelchair friendly.

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