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Become a Junior Penguin Keeper

These School Holidays
Penguin Chick Hatching

Seeking Junior Penguin Keepers

At Kelly Tarlton's from 26 September

We know you love our penguins! Now you can also meet our incredible penguin keepers, learn how they care for our Gentoos and King penguins, and find out more about these unique animals.

Free activities available from Saturday 26 September to Sunday 11 October for all to discover fasciation facts about the King and Gentoo penguins and the wonderful team who care for them.

On-site activities include a quiz trail for kids to follow through the aquarium, and personal Q&A sessions with the keepers.

Penguin Keeper Q&A

Meet our talented penguin keepers in person, ask the keepers all the tricky questions that you have been wanting to find out about.

Location: Antarctic Ice Adventure

Available: Saturday 26 September to Sunday 11 October 2020

(Hint: Spot prizes are available for best questions!)

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Meet the Keepers

Find out more about our wonderful Penguin Keepers, and find out why they love what they do!

You can visit us during these school holidays and talk to them in person!  BOOK NOW

Meet Laura

Meet Laura

Laura is the Team Leader of the Penguin Department at SEA LIFE Kelly Tarlton's.  She has been a Penguin Keeper for 13 years!

Q: What do I look for when I hire new Penguin Keeper?

A: When I’m looking for a new Penguin Keeper to join our team I look for someone who clearly has a real passion for animals.  Obviously it’s quite difficult to get experience working with penguins, but if becoming a penguin keeper is something you’re interested in...  

Read the full interview here

Downloadable Worksheets

You can be part of our Junior Penguin Club from home. Download these activity sheets and enjoy!