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Penguins @ African Hall
— South African Penguin Colony
— Daily Penguin Feedings
— Penguins+Pajamas Sleepovers
— Live Penguin Webcams

South African Penguins - Penguin Colony at African Hall, California Academy of Sciences in Golden Gate Park, San Francisco, CA

South African Penguins
The South African Penguin Colony is located at the far end of African Hall (on Level 1) — the exhibit is popular with kids and adults alike!

View of Penguin Colony at far end of African Hall - Tusher African Center at the California Academy of Sciences in Golden Gate Park, San Francisco, California



Kids enjoying the South African Penguins at African Hall, California Academy of Sciences, Golden Gate Park, SF, CA

Penguins+Pajamas Sleepovers
"Penguins+Pajamas Sleepovers" start in the Summer and run thru' December. Kids can camp out for the night at the Academy and explore their favorite exhibits after hours — doors open at 6:30pm.

Penguins+Pajamas Sleepovers at California Academy of Sciences in Golden Gate Park, SF - sleepovers include overnight stay in African Hall (pictured), Aquarium, Lower Swamp or East Pavilion

Sleepovers include:

  • Overnight stay in African Hall, Aquarium, Lower Swamp or East Pavilion
  • Rainforests of the World exhibit until 8pm
  • Planetarium Showings
  • Penguin Central in African Hall
  • Late Night Snack and Continental Breakfast
  • Overnight Parking in Music Concourse Garage
  • Commemorative Gift... and more!

The Penguins+Pajamas Sleepover is open for children between the ages of 6 and 17 — an adult chaperone (25 years or older) must accompany every group of up to five children.

Click on the link below for more info, date availability, pricing and reservations.

Penguins+Pajamas Sleepovers
at the Academy

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Penguins and Penguin Feeding at African Hall - Tusher African Center at the California Academy of Sciences in Golden Gate Park, San Francisco, California

Live Penguin Webcams
See the penguins interact with each other from any one of the three live webcams:

  • Wide View Penguin Cam
  • Underwater PenguinCam
  • Biologist's PenguinCam

View Live Penguin Cams

 

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Penguin Colony at African Hall - Tusher African Center at the California Academy of Sciences in Golden Gate Park, San Francisco, California

Penguin Feeding at African Hall - Tusher African Center at the California Academy of Sciences in Golden Gate Park, San Francisco, California

Daily Penguin Feedings
— 10:30am & 3:30pm

Be sure to visit the Penguin Colony during feeding times — that's when the penguins are at their most playful.

Each feeding takes about 20 minutes and questions are encouraged. Your kids will love it!

Penguin Feeding at African Hall - Tusher African Center at the California Academy of Sciences in Golden Gate Park, San Francisco, California

Penguin Feeding at Penguin Colony in African Hall at California Academy of Sciences, Golden Gate Park, San Francisco, CA

Say hi to Pierre — at 25 years old, he's the oldest penguin at the colony.

Penguin at South African Penguin Colony at African Hall - Tusher African Center at the California Academy of Sciences in Golden Gate Park, San Francisco, California

Penguin Feeding at African Hall - Tusher African Center at the California Academy of Sciences in Golden Gate Park, San Francisco, California


General Admission
Admission includes access to all Museum and Aquarium Exhibits, the Rainforest, the Living Roof, Planetarium Shows and daily regularly scheduled events.


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