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from peru to you


from peru to you


It’s time to waddle over to a celebration of your favorite feathered friends. The Aquarium of Niagara is bringing Peru to YOU during Penguin Days on January 20th and 21st.  

The weekend will include unique group penguin encounters, special activities, and, of course, a chance to interact with our playful penguins at their exhibit viewing window.

We will also be shining a light on the conservation work being done by the Punta San Juan Program in Peru. So whether you have a passion for penguins or are looking for an excuse to get out of the house, we’ve got you covered (in feathers)! 

Click here to see the full daily schedule of activities.

All activities included with price of admission. 


  • There is no tactile interaction with the penguins (touching).
  • Space in group penguin encounter sessions is limited and offered on a first-come, first-served basis.  Free tickets become available one hour before the scheduled encounter. Event room opens 15 minutes before the encounter. Ticketed guests who are not in the event room at the start of the encounter forfeit their spot.
  • Due to precautions designed to protect our penguins from the Highly Pathogenic Avian Influenza (HPAI), group penguin encounter participants will be required to use a foot bath upon entering and leaving the encounter space.
  • Please note: Our California sea lions will be off exhibit during this event. Admission is $5 off. Learn about the improvements we’re making to their habitat here.

event details

Saturday, January 20-Sunday, January 21
General Admission
All ages


meet the colony

Get to know the individual personalities of the charismatic penguins at the Aquarium of Niagara.