Polar Circle

Meet birds from the ends of the earth! Visit the Antarctic turf of penguins and Arctic waters of puffins. Our indoor bird colony makes for a great year-round experience.

What to See and Do

Penguin feeding and presentation: 10:30 a.m. & 2:30 p.m.
Watch the gentoos, chinstraps, and king penguins feast on fish.

Experience Antarctica.
Our renovated “Polar Seabirds: Life on the Edge of the World” exhibit features graphics and videos of penguins in their Antarctic habitat.

Admire wild hair-dos.
Visit our tufted puffins, swimming in a brisk pool that suits these Northern Pacific seabirds. Their eyebrow-like feathery tufts are only present during the breeding season; they molt during fall. 

Due to the death of our beloved polar bear Gus, there are no polar bears on exhibit. We appreciate your understanding.