Where to go:
Stop by Penguin Island to see the cute and funny African penguins at the Camden Adventure Aquarium (they've got 18 of them). To see the penguins swimming and diving, kids can watch through the 20-foot underwater viewing area. The aquarium is located on 1 Riverside Drive, Camden, NJ; 865-365-3300.
If you can't make it to see the 15 African penguins (shown) who call Jenkinson's Aquarium home, watch the live web cam. Starting Friday, June 17th, watch the penguins being fed at 12 pm and 7:30 pm daily. Jenkinson's Aquarium is located on the boardwalk in Pt. Pleasant Beach, NJ; 732-899-1659.
Turtle Back Zoo in West Orange, NJ is home to a flock of endangered African penguins (aka black-footed penguins and jackass penguins). The zoo participates in the penguin species survival plan breeding program; 973-371-5800.
Join Disney's Club Penguin:
Fun penguin facts:
For fun facts, photos, and videos about Emperor Penguins, the largest of the 17 species of penguins and the only animal that spends the winter on Antarctica's open ice, visit National Geographic's Creature Features.
Follow these step-by-step instructions from Parenting.com to make this cute penguin cake. You'll need premade cakes, dark chocolate and vanilla frostings, circus peanuts, and other candies.
"Amazing" penguin book:
Kids ages 4–8 will enjoy Amazing Animals: Penguins by Valerie Bodden; Creative Paperbacks, 2011. The book dazzles with its full-page colored photographs of penguins in their native habitats. Kids will learn about the penguin's appearance, behavior, and life cycle. And folk stories help explain more about these lovable creatures.
Using black and white tissue paper, kids can make this adorable penguin from FreeKidsCrafts.com (and don't forget the red pipe cleaner and pom poms for the ear muffs!).
Videos for fun and dancing!
Happy Feet Penguin Dance:
Happy Feet Like to Move It:
Animation Race Between Penguin and Ostrich:
Mr. Popper's Penguins (starring Jim Carrey) Movie Trailer: