Picnic in Penguin Park

Join us for the GRAND OPENING of Penguin Park! RSVP for either Friday, June 22 from 5:30 PM - 8 PM or Sunday, June 24 from 5:30 PM - 8 PM and help us kick off the summer season. Come visit the largest-ever group of African penguins, enjoy Explorers Cove, our all new soft play area, picnic in Penguin Park and more. PLUS, enjoy a special night full of positively penguin activities!


What do our penguins have planned?


Most. African Penguins. Ever. - If you like watching adorable penguins waddle, swim and play you'll absolutely love visiting our largest ever colony of African penguins at their home in Penguin Island. Be sure to say hello to the newest additions, juvenile males and "Philly Special" Carson and Nick along with females Taco and Shelley!

Explorers Cove - Our younger guests can spend the evening learning through play in our nautical-themed playground equipped with a soft play pirate ship, hammerhead shark, octopus, sea stars and more while dads and moms can relax nearby.

Give & Take Jugglers - Join the family-friendly juggling fun, as the Give & Take jugglers take center stage in Penguin Park with an interactive, one-of-a-kind act. Check our show guide for times and details.

Throwback Pricing - Bring your own food or enjoy hot dogs, pretzels, cotton candy, lemonade and more - for just $1 each! A portion of the proceeds from these special concession sales will benefit conservation efforts for endangered African penguins in the wild.

Special Programming - Enjoy the shows and feeds you love after hours!

  • Hippo Feed - 6:30 PM
  • Ocean Realm Talk - 7 PM
  • Hippo Bedtime - 7:45 PM

DJ Dance Party - Keep the party going as you have fun and let loose with a live, outdoor DJ dance party!

Rita's - Enjoy a free sampling of either Swedish Fish or Mango Italian Ice during your visit.

More FUN to Come - Check back for the party plans and activities we'll have in store!