Published on January 7th, 2019 | by gareth0
SeaWorld Announces January Events
Looks like more great stuff and always a treat to see the Penguins.
TAKE AN ‘INSIDE LOOK’ AT SEAWORLD: SeaWorld guests are invited to get a peek behind the scenes of SeaWorld during Inside Look. This popular program from 2018 returns three times in 2019, starting in January with Inside Look visits focused on Animal Playtime at six areas of the park: Killer Whale Underwater Viewing, Dolphin Point, Penguin Encounter, Otter Outlook, Turtle Reef and Sea Lion and Otter Amphitheater. At each area, trainers and keepers will highlight the importance of why play is important and how enrichment is incorporated into the daily lives of the animals. Guests who visit all six areas and get their map stamped can receive a special turtle-themed Expert Explorer pin.
Inside Look, which is included with park admission, takes place Jan. 12–13, Jan. 19–21 and Jan. 26–27. Media: For imagery of Inside Look, click here. EVERY DAY IS PENGUIN AWARENESS DAY AT SEAWORLD: SeaWorld celebrates penguins 365 days a year, but on Jan. 20, the marine park will join in the global recognition, Penguin Awareness Day, of this amazing avian ambassador. As part of the park’s special Inside Look event (which takes place Jan. 12–13, Jan. 19–21 and Jan. 26–27), guests can come by the Penguin Encounter at 11:45 a.m. and 1:15 p.m. and get an inside look at SeaWorld’s family of nearly 400 penguins and find out how having babies is one of the most enriching parts of a penguin’s life cycle. With one keeper inside the exhibit and another outside the exhibit, guests will be able to ask questions and take in the sights and sounds of SeaWorld’s penguin rookery, which is currently home to baby penguins representing four species (macaroni, Adélie, gentoo and chinstrap). The baby penguins, which are safely housed in corrals until they have waterproof feathers and can get in the water, will be picked up a keeper and brought to the viewing window for guests to admire. Inside Look sessions are informal and fun, but also include tips for guests on how they can help protect penguins and their habitats with simple, everyday actions. SeaWorld has been breeding penguins since 1980 and is a world leader in breeding, husbandry and habitat creation. SeaWorld cares for a total of eight species, all of which are part of a Species Survival Program.
SSPs are extremely important given that penguins are the second most endangered group of seabirds. Media: For imagery of Inside Look at Penguin Encounter, click here. LIMITED TIME LEFT TO GET PRESCHOOL FUN CARD: Parents with kids ages 5 and under living in San Diego and Orange Counties can take advantage of an amazing offer called the SeaWorld Preschool Fun Card. Priced at $20 for a limited time only, the Preschool Fun Card allows kids to ride, climb, splash and play all year long at SeaWorld. (blockout dates apply). With tons of seasonal events geared toward youngsters in 2019 (including the Sesame Street Party Parade, SeaWorld’s Halloween Spooktacular and Christmas Celebration), a Preschool Fun Card is a no brainer! Parents interested in registering can visit www.SeaWorldSanDiego.com/Preschool. Guests should then print and bring the confirmation along with a valid form of ID for the child (a copy of a certified birth certificate or travel passport) to any ticket window at SeaWorld. Redemption and first use must occur by April 30, 2019.