Penguin Beach Encounter

Fall head over flippers in love with our colony of playful penguins who reside in Penguin Beach Encounter.

Their brand new custom-built exhibit was specifically designed to replicate the birds’ natural habitat with a deep pool, beach, rockery and nesting boxes. A glass fronted beach walkway and underwater viewing windows allow visitors to marvel at how they gracefully dip and dive through the water.

Penguin Beach Encounter is the centre piece of a £1.5 million two storey investment and five years of planning. It’s the biggest project the Oceanarium has undergone since opening in 1998, increasing the size of the aquarium by a third!

With construction now complete, click here to see how it all came together and to read our news stories released alongside the development, click here.


Birds are an amazing brand new addition to the Oceanarium’s ever-growing aquatic family, expanding its current collection of fish, reptiles, invertebrates and mammals even further.

Penguin Feeding Presentations can be seen at 12.00pm and 3.30pm.

Love our Penguins? You may be interested in our VIP Penguin Feeding Experience

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