'Penguin Palooza' coming to Newport Aquarium

NEWPORT, KY (FOX19) - A new penguin exhibit is coming soon to the Newport Aquarium.

New Rockhopper penguins are joining the 28 King, Gentoo and Chinstrap penguins already on display. Rockhoppers are among the smallest of the world's penguins and are distinguishable from other penguin species due to their unusual color and cresting.

Visitors will have an opportunity to sit next to the 8,000 tank in a new seating area and come face to face with the penguins as they swim and play.

A new interactive area will allow visitors to learn more about penguin artifacts and take pictures of life size penguin sculptures. In addition, a new live show will entertain guests with penguin facts and animated penguin characters on a new HD video board.

Penguin Palooza opens Saturday, March 26 at 10 a.m. More information is available at www.newportaquarium.com.

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