Tours & Adventures

Penguin Backstage Pass

Penguins: Backstage Pass

11:30 A.M. , 2:00 P.M. , 3:00 P.M. daily  

A closeup of one of the florida aquarium's african penguinsAn exclusive 20-minute VIP experience behind the scenes interaction with our African penguins!

Led by an experienced penguin biologist, a typical visit may include a chance to touch the penguins, see them waddle, swim and shake their tails. While there, our biologist will describe and answer any questions guests might have about these remarkable birds and their specialized care. Guests may also catch a glimpse of penguin feeding habits as our biologists feed them their favorite foods. These South African Birds live in a temperate environment in the "Penguin Suite" so no coats are needed.

Tickets for the Penguins Backstage Pass must be purchased in person at the Aquarium's Guest Services kiosk or ticket booths the day you are visiting the Aquarium. 


$105 for groups of 1-3, $90 for 1-3 Aquarium Members

$210 for groups of 4-6, $180 for 4-6 Aquarium Members

Please note these important details regarding your Penguins: Backstage Pass

  • Masks are required for this experience
  • Temperature checks will be performed prior to your experience.  
  • This experience is sold as a group, parties cannot be mixed. 


A red and white Citypass graphic featuring a rollercoaster and promotional texts of 50% off savingsCityPASS saves 52% or more off admission to The Florida Aquarium combined with 4 more
top Tampa Bay attractions: Busch Gardens® Tampa Bay, Tampa’s Lowry Park Zoo,
Clearwater Marine Aquarium, and Chihuly Collection OR Museum of Science & Industry
(MOSI). This special combo pass is valid 9-days. Buy CityPASS online for immediate delivery
to your mobile device.

Ticket Cost Combo Value
Adult $109 $235
Children (age 3-9) $99 $205

Buy CityPass