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Meet the penguins

Are you ‘potty’ about penguins? Our new penguin experience brings you up close and personal with our colony of gentoo and rockhopper penguins. Feed them a ‘fish supper’ and quiz the keepers who care for these popular aquatic birds.

Walk on the wild side and make your day at Belfast Zoo even more memorable with this once in a lifetime experience.

About our gentoo penguins

About our rockhopper penguins

Your penguin experience

Your penguin experience will last approximately 30 minutes and includes:

  • admission to the zoo for the participant
  • behind the scenes access to the penguin area
  • the chance to feed our colony of penguins
  • the chance to meet our penguin keeper and learn more about these popular birds
  • an experience certificate, fact sheet and penguin photograph.

The encounter is available for adults and children over 10 years old. Children under 16 years old must be accompanied by a spectating parent or guardian.

There may be one other person taking part in the same encounter.

Spectating parents and guardians must pay normal zoo admission on the day of the experience and can watch from the normal visitor viewing areas.

When penguin experiences take place

The penguin experience is available on Monday, Wednesday, Friday, Saturday and Sunday at 2.30pm.

Penguin experience price

A penguin experience costs £70 per person.

How to book a penguin experience

You must book a penguin experience in advance. You can book online.

Book an animal experience at the zoo (link opens in new window)

Or call the zoo on 028 9077 6277 extension 203.

Terms and conditions

You should follow our Visitor Code of Conduct and animal experiences terms and conditions during your visit to Belfast Zoo. 

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