Gulf World Marine Park has opened a new interactive program, the Penguin Encounter!

Guests ages 12 and up are now invited to get up close and personal with an African black-footed penguin in Gulf World’s new interactive habitat. Guests will be immersed into the African penguin salt water habitat where they will get to interact and learn about the endangered African penguins from their animal care specialists.

“The wonderful part about interactive programs is that guests are able to get up close and personal with these animals and learn important information. The animal care specialists are given the opportunity to leave a lasting impression on the guests to help make the world a better place for the animals’ wild counterparts.” Sam Tuno, Sales and Marketing Manager.

At Gulf World, you can now have up close interactions with: bottlenose dolphins, rough- toothed dolphins, harbor seals, sea lions and stingrays.

To learn more or book an interactive program visit