Penguin exhibit opens at Ripley’s Aquarium at Broadway at the Beach!


It’s an exhibit you’re sure to flip for – the penguin habitat at Ripley’s Aquarium at Broadway at the Beach! It gives you an interactive experience with the world’s most lovable flightless bird.

Ripley’s Penguin Playhouse is part of a massive expansion – the biggest in the facility’s 20 years in Myrtle Beach. We’re talking 5,500 more feet of sea-going habitat! At the heart of it all: A world-class penguin habitat like no other. The penguin habitat features floor-to-ceiling viewing glass more than 50 feet long! Get the penguin’s-eye view in a 360-degree for the full-waddle experience. Don’t miss the in-house nursery and have a peek at penguin babies.

It’s all part of the Aquarium’s conservation effort for the African penguin. Also known as the Cape penguin, it’s one of the world’s most endangered species. Ripley’s Aquarium is doing its part to help this new colony become a growing flock!

Little girl petting a penguin

Come make a lifetime of memories for penguins fans of all ages! The expansion includes the Ocean Wonders Gallery, with fish from around the globe. There’s two state-of-the-art classrooms for school groups to get a rare glimpse at penguin life.

Check out Ripley’s penguin page. You’ll learn about programs that allow you to pet a penguin or even take home a painting you help a penguin create!

Penguin standing on sand

Did you know? A flock of penguins is called a colony, huddle, or rookery. They’re referred to as a raft if they’re in the water. On land, they become a waddle!

Visiting Ripley’s Aquarium at Broadway at the Beach

Come to Myrtle Beach for fun in the sun – but don’t forget to come indoors for a great time, too. Ripley’s Aquarium at Myrtle Beach takes sealife adventures to a new level!

Check out the sleepover adventure – with sharks. Get up close and personal with stingrays, too. Plan field trips and summer camp visits. Book a catered event, or come walk around and see all the wonders at your own pace. You can even buy tickets in advance. Can’t wait to get here? Take a virtual tour with awesome videos from inside Ripley’s Aquarium at Broadway at the Beach.

There’s always something new for the whole family to see here. But Ripley’s Aquarium is proud of its participation in conservation efforts, too. Along with its work with African Penguins, Ripley’s has rehabilitated and released back into the ocean several sea turtles.

Did you know? You can buy annual passes for the best value. It’s good for unlimited visits, 365 days a year. Plus, discounts to Ripley’s attractions and discounted prices when you bring friends and family.

Visiting Broadway at the Beach

Broadway at the Beach is a destination for Myrtle Beach visitors and a mainstay for locals alike. It’s 350 acres of unique shops and restaurants, rides, and more, with easy parking, too. It’s bound to become one of your favorite stops when you vacation in Myrtle Beach. Visit familiar chains and one-of-a-kind eateries and stores, with plenty of nightlife, too. Check the events calendar and add Broadway at the Beach to your next Myrtle Beach getaway!