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GALVESTON, Texas -- Have you ever seen a penguin up-close and in-person? If not, you can have a Penguin Encounter at Moody Gardens.

The Aquarium Pyramid has almost 100 penguins in residence. They are very social and curious creatures who don t mind human interaction.

The Aquarium provides a 45-minute session in an encounter room for $50. Children three years old and younger get in free.

Participants get a 15-minute crash course in penguins followed by 30 minutes of interaction with the beautiful birds.

The same experience costs $350 for a private group. For $250 the Aquarium Pyramid provides a keeper experience in which participants work a four hour shift behind the scenes, venturing into the actual exhibit, assisting with cleaning and feeding of the birds.

For more information call: 1-800-582-4673, ext. 4325 or visit

www.moodygardens.com

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