Wonder No More, Where are the Penguins


Connecting people to animals and nature is what we do best at The Florida Aquarium and there’s no better way to inspire empathy and action than by seeing animals up-close and learning their stories.

Today penguins like Fin can only be viewed with the purchase of a ‘backstage pass.’ As one of the most sought-after animals in our care, we often hear, “Where are the Penguins?”

But, the need to bring penguins into the spotlight goes much deeper than enjoyment! Without a public-facing habitat, we are limited in our ability to make that much-needed connection with all our guests.

So, why is this important?

While our African penguin colony is thriving behind the scenes, the wild population is struggling. The number of birds is rapidly declining; without mitigation of the many threats they face, these dynamic birds will become extinct in our lifetime.

With your meaningful donation, The Florida Aquarium will build an outdoor habitat allowing you and our guests to enjoy our colony of African penguins – ALL DAY, EVERY DAY! All while helping our species ambassadors inspire stewardship in the fight to help save the endangered African penguin.

Can Fin and his friends count on you to help us raise $350,000 by April 30, 2021?


Become a Feathered Friend! 


Make your donation today to help bring a new outdoor penguin habitat to your Florida Aquarium! All Feathered Friends (donors making gifts of up to $3K) will be recognized on the Aquarium’s digital donor wall and will receive a unique penguin-themed gift!



Become a Presenting Partner of our New Outdoor Habitat

 Sponsorship is a wonderful way to demonstrate your passion for penguins and your commitment to their survival.

For a full listing of sponsorship levels and benefits, click here. 


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