Enjoy discounted Cincinnati Zoo admission for Penguin Days

Enjoy discounted Cincinnati Zoo admission for Penguin Days
Penguin Days are back at the Cincinnati Zoo. (Source: Cincinnati Zoo)

CINCINNATI (FOX19) - Penguin Days are back at the Cincinnati Zoo - and they’re offering discounted admission.

From Jan. 18 through March 12, zoo goers can enjoy penguin parades and encounters Fridays, Saturdays and Sundays, and holiday Mondays.

“We opened two new habitats for our warm weather penguins, little blues and African, in 2020. Now it’s time to celebrate their cold-weather counterparts,” Cincinnati Zoo Director Thane Maynard said in a news release. “The king penguins, appropriately including Coretta Scott and Martin Luther on MLK Day, kicked off Penguin Days today with a spectacular, slow march in front of the bird house.”

For the safety of guests, penguins, and the bird team, the parade will be a little different this year. Instead of following along or joining the parade, visitors will be asked to stay in one place, six feet away from others.

The zoo said also new this year, the bird team will offer encounters with Magellanic and rockhopper penguins on non-parade days.

Parades and encounters will take place daily at 11 a.m. outside of the Wings of the World Bird House.

The Cincinnati Zoo opens daily at 10 a.m.

Reservations are required and masks must be worn while at the zoo.

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