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Live Virtual Penguin Encounter

Experience stepping into our Little Penguin habitat by booking a Live Virtual Penguin Encounter!


Penguin Virtual Encounter Screen

"That was amazing. My mom could not believe it! It felt like we were there - so awesome. We talked afterwards about how badly we want to visit the aquarium now (and how the call has ignited a love of Dave for both of us, though we still have our original faves!)." - Hannah, Los Angeles

With this special live video chat, you can visit our Little Penguins at Penguin Cove from anywhere in the world!

Invite your friends, be shown around the habitat, visit some burrows and have a chat with one of our penguin keepers and maybe even meet one of your favourite Little Penguins – all from your computer or phone.

Up to four virtual guests can log in at the same time and you can send us questions prior to the call.

Booking Information

Times: 9.00am NZ time daily (excluding Christmas Day)
Duration: Approximately 15-20 minutes.
Participants: Maximum of 4 virtual guests logging in.
Bookings: Bookings are essential and subject to availability / confirmation. Tickets are strictly non-refundable.
Virtual Encounter Cost: $150 NZD for up to four virtual guest logins (encounter payment is required upon confirmation of booking)

Please note: The welfare of our Little Penguins is paramount, therefore we will need to be flexible with our video chat allowing for their nature and habits. This may mean that sometimes you may not get to meet a specific penguin if they’re enjoying some of the quiet areas of their habitat.



We can't wait to show you our world.

Opening Hours

Daily from 9:00am - 5:00pm
(including public holidays)
last entry 4:30pm


Marine Parade, Napier

+64 6 834 1404

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