Get closer to penguins than most people ever will! At the Melbourne Aquarium
, a unique penguin encounter will have you sitting on the ice with the penguins and enjoying exclusive behind-the-scenes access. This is the closest you will get to seeing how penguins live in a natural environment. Until you make it to Antarctica, this is a once-in-a-lifetime experience.If you are a fan of the movie or a general animal-lover, this is the tour for you. The penguin encounter and behind-the-scenes tour at the Melbourne Aquarium is a unique look into the lives of King and Gentoo penguins in a well-simulated natural Antarctic habitat. This state-of-the-art facility is home to the tall and majestic King Penguins and the smaller, cheeky Gentoo Penguins.This is no ordinary tour – you won’t be standing with your nose pressed up against the glass, but actually sitting on the ice among the penguins, watching them slip and slide on the snow-covered ice and play in the cool waters of their pool.Watch how the penguins’ food is prepared, see where they sleep and look inside the veterinary clinic where the penguins go for checkups.Your expert guide will give you exclusive behind-the-scenes access, show you how the aquarium maintains the sub-zero temperatures to keep the ice firm and the penguins happy, and answer any questions that you may have.The Antarctic display is one of the highlights of a visit to the award-winning Melbourne Aquarium. Antarctica is the coldest, driest and windiest continent on Earth.Through interactive and stunning visual displays you will learn about the history, culture and scientific work conducted, and you’ll experience the life of an early explorer and the hardships they endured.See below for more information on the penguins.