Penguin Encounter

Quick Details

  • This unique experience is for all you penguin lovers!
  • Here’s a unique opportunity to experience a beak-to-nose encounter sitting right next one of our Humboldt penguins.
  • Watch them waddle around, learn more about these fascinating Peruvian birds from a penguin keeper, and enjoy hands-on interaction with your new feathered friend!

Includes General Admission

Please note: Animal Encounter participants must be at least 8 years old.


Come see the Humboldt Penguins of Niagara!

Humboldt penguins are a threatened species. Major threats to their survival include:

  1. Reduction in food supply because of commercial overfishing
  2. Global climate change
  3. Increased frequency of El Nino weather events
  4. Habitat destruction
  5. Entanglement in fishing nets
  6. Mining activities
  7. Overexploitation of guano (poop), disturbance of nesting sites
  8. Marine pollution