Meet the Penguins at ZSL London Zoo

Meet the Penguins experience at ZSL London ZooDue to the ongoing impact of COVID-19, this experience is currently available to existing voucher-holders only.

This experience gives you special access to a VIP area inside Penguin Beach, where our penguins will waddle over to meet you.

Find out everything you've ever wanted to know about penguins in the largest penguin exhibit in the UK!

 

Your experience

  • 20 minutes on Penguin Beach meeting our enquisitive penguins
  • Discover more about this amazing species by our expert staff who will introduce you to our colony
  • Lots of photo opportunities with our friendly penguins
  • Please note that you will not feed the penguins. They have a special diet which is very smelly and we wouldn't want you smelling bad for the rest of the day! 
  • Tip: Penguin Beach is different to other beaches, so instead of flip flops we ask that participants wear closed toe footwear for this experience.

 

To help us protect our penguins and to prevent the spread of avian influenza, participants will be asked to dip their shoes in a disinfectant when entering our penguin encounter area. Please avoid direct contact with poultry or game birds in the 14 days prior to your experience. If you have contact with poultry or game bird within this time frame, please contact us.
 
Meet the Penguins photo

Know before you book

Important information before booking your Meet the Penguins experience:

  • Children must be at least 8 years of age and be accompanied by an adult who must also purchase a Meet the Penguins experience ticket. There must be no more than 2 children per adult. 
  • General admission is not included and must be purchased separately.
  • You must wear appropriate closed toe footwear for the experience.
  • Pregnant or nursing mothers cannot participate in our Meet the Animals experiences.
  • Please arrive on time to ensure that you are present for the health and safety briefing.
  • Please see our full terms and conditions for more information

To manage your booking please visit https://zsllondonzoo.seetickets.com/customerservice

 

How to Book

BOOK NOW (Voucher-Holders Only)


Availability

Meet the Penguins takes place daily at 12 pm and 2:30 pm, from April-October. Please note that the experience is closed for several weeks from mid-July until mid-August to allow our penguins to go through their annual moult. 


Price

  • £54 per person
  • ZSL Gold Members, Patrons and Fellows receive a 10% discount on this experience. Please enter your CRM ID found on your membership card in the Offer Code box.
  • Those with disabilities can be accompanied by an essential carer to support them during their experience. Essential carers can enter the experience area free of charge but do not take part in the experience. Should you require an essential carer please put this information in the participant information form at checkout.

Dates and Prices

Dates

Meet the Penguins takes place twice daily at 12 pm and 2:30 pm April-October.

Please note this experience is not available over several weeks in July and August each year to allow the penguins to go through their annual moult.

BOOK NOW (voucher-holders only)

Accessibility

This experience is wheelchair-user friendly. Please let us know at the time of booking if there are any access requirements.


Price

  • £54 per person
  • ZSL Gold Members, Patrons and Fellows receive a 10% discount on this experience. Please enter your CRM ID in the Offer Code box.
  • Those with disabilities can be accompanied by an essential carer to support them during their experience. Essential carers can enter the experience area free of charge but do not take part in the experience. Should you require an essential carer please put this information in the participant information form at checkout.


Penguin Beach

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