Take some time to get to know our coolest friends as they slip and slide up a storm!

The Penguin Encounter will be cancelled from Monday the 9th of April until Saturday the 14th of April due to exhibit maintenance. We apologise for any inconvenience caused.

Learn about these curious Little Penguins from our experienced keepers as you become part of their daily feed and provide them their meal of fish right from your hands.

This encounter is an intimate experience with only 6 tickets available per day. The encounter operates at 2pm and is $49.95 per person. Each person who enters the encounter must be over the age of 8. All participants between the age of 8 and 14 will need to be accompanied by a paying adult. Other restrictions do apply so please speak to staff on your arrival to the Zoo.

Tickets are available from 9am on the day of the encounter from our Gift Shops and Animal Experience stations. As this encounter fills up fast we recommend you arrive early to secure your spot.

Meet and Feed a Penguin at Taronga Zoo Sydney with the Penguin Encounter


Daily 2:00 pm
$49.95 per person
Additional Information:

Ticket numbers: 6 tickets available each day

Guests will be required to:

  • Independently climb 12 uneven stairs
  • Independently walk across an exhibit with slippery and uneven ground
  • Visually see the distance to the floor
  • Sit still during the encounter without any sudden movements
  • Sit on the exhibit floor for up to 20 minutes

The Minimum age is 8. Participants between the ages of 8 and 14 must be accompanied by a paying adult.

* Cancelations: This encounter is subject to cancellation in extreme weather conditions and for animal welfare reasons. You can check the availability of this encounter in any of our Zoo shops on your arrival to the Zoo