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Penguin Experience

Penguins –Saturdays @ 2:00pm

Experience the awe of African penguins first hand with a keeper and dive into their unique stories –our penguins have big personalities! Choose from one of three opportunities to see them up close, learn about our penguin conservation work, and make memories with your friends and family. 

  • Penguin Tour - $50.00/person

Join keepers on a guided tour of Penguin Pointe and get the inside scoop on our waddle of penguins!

  • Deliver Penguin Enrichment - $65.00/person

Assist our keepers with the animals' afternoon enrichment and help place it in the habitat for the penguins to enjoy!

  • Paint with a Penguin - $75.00/person

You choose your paint colors and the penguins waddle over the blank canvas as they paint! Paintings are limited to one (1) painting per family/group.


  • All day Zoo admission is included for you to explore the Zoo before and after your experience.
  • This experience is limited to guests ages 6 and up. If a participant is under the age of 12, an adult will need to be registered with them.
  • This experience is limited to six (6) guests per behind-the-scenes tour. If you have fewer than six in your party, you may be joined by other registrations, not to exceed the six person total.
  • For your safety, close-toed shoes are required.
  • Access to behind-the-scenes spaces may vary based on penguin nesting and behavior.


  • Navigating Zoo pathways and standing for 40 minutes
  • Unpaved surfaces including loose dirt and gravel
  • Stairs to enter and exit exhibit spaces
  • Strong odors and spontaneous animal vocalizations may occur

Book your penguin experience now!

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Little Rock Zoo

1 Zoo Drive
Little Rock, AR 72205


Hours of Operation
9 a.m. to 4:00 p.m.

Last admission 4 p.m.
Zoo grounds close at 4:30 pm

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