Penguin Pals

Get up close with Bubba the African penguin in this fun meet & greet!

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Audiences: Designed for schools, scout groups, library programs, retirement homes, after school events, special events

Audience Size: up to 50

Program Length: 30 minutes

Program Cost: $200, $100 for each additional program.  MAX 5 per day

Program Dates: October thru April 15th

Time: Available 8AM-8PM

Birds of a Feather

Watch amazing birds mimic, fly and soar above you!

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Audiences: Designed for schools, scout groups, library programs, retirement homes, after school events, special events

Audience Size: up to 100

Program Length: 45 minutes

Program Cost: $200. $100 for each additional program. MAX 3 per day.

Program Dates: October thru April 15th

Time: Available 8AM-8PM

FAQs

When are these experiences available?

These traveling programs are available October through Mid-April.

How much do they cost?

$200 for the first program. If you would like to schedule multiple programs in the same day, each additional program is $100.
Please note that the Penguin Pals experience has a max of 5 programs/day and the Birds of a Feather experience has a max of 3 programs/day.

How far do you travel?

We travel up to 20 miles from the Zoo. A travel charge will be added for distances more than 20 miles from the Zoo.

Who are these programs for?

These two programs are designed for all ages at organizations like schools, scouts, retirement homes, library programs, special events, and other educational audiences!

What is the set-up like?

We will arrive 30 minutes prior to the program time to set up. Please have a room or space clear for us to use at that time. Examples of rooms could be gyms, lunch rooms, auditoriums, conference rooms, large library spaces, etc. We ask that the room does not have a ceiling fan.

Will there be exposure to peanuts?

It is standard for the birds to have peanuts. The keepers can be flexible if there is a peanut allergy in the group. Please communicate this need during booking.

What is the payment policy?

  • Payment can be made before, the day of, or after the program.
  • Accepted payments include check and credit/debit card.
  • Checks can be made out to: Cincinnati Zoo & Botanical Garden. Please put your order number in the memo line of your payment.
    • Mail: Cincinnati Zoo & Botanical Garden, ATTN: Ed Annal, Wings of Wonder, 3400 Vine Street, Cincinnati Ohio 45220

What is the reschedule/cancellation policy?

Reschedule

  • In the event of severe weather, last-minute rescheduling is normal. We will do our best to reschedule to a date that works.
  • Rarely, there is an animal health emergency with one of our birds that requires us to reschedule a program. We will do our best to notify you as soon as this happens and reschedule to the best of our ability.
  • COVID-19 is a fluid situation so there may be times rescheduling will need to be done both to accommodate school schedules and if zoo staffing changes due to health protocols.  In the event of a COVID-19 related rescheduling need, we will accommodate as best we can.

Cancellation

  • Rarely, a reschedule can not be accommodated due to scheduling conflicts and obligations. A full refund will be issued in the method that best fits the paying party.
  • Cancellations can occur up to the day of the program and still receive a full refund if a reschedule is not possible.
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