Penguins Are Coming to Myrtle Beach in 2020

October 2019

Ripley’s Aquarium will introduce a Penguin Playhouse

Opening in early 2020, the Ripley’s Aquarium Penguin Playhouse will feature an African penguin habitat with floor-to-ceiling viewing glass and a 360-degree crawl tunnel for guests to waddle through. The African penguin is the only species of penguin found on the African continent, preferring warmer water temperatures. It is one of the most endangered penguins in the world, and Ripley’s new colony is just the beginning of the Aquarium’s conservation efforts, as an on-site penguin nursery will house and care for baby penguins.

The unique experiences of the exhibit will include interacting with these adorable creatures while learning about the species. You can even paint with a penguin, joining up with a bird to create a one-of-a-kind piece of footprint art to take home.

“Ripley’s Aquarium of Myrtle Beach is beyond excited to welcome penguins to our Aquarium. This brand-new and completely immersive penguin habitat will not only captivate and entertain our guests but also educate visitors, teachers, and school groups. Our mission is to provide a top-quality, world-class aquatic facility that will promote environmental education, conservation, and research. We know this new penguin addition will support our educational and conservation missions while offering family-friendly entertainment for visitors of all ages,” said Pablo Chavez, General Manager, Ripley’s Aquarium of Myrtle Beach. 

For more information visit the Ripley's Aquarium website